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Explore the Edo Town

Explore the Edo Town

Sawara Old Town 


  • Located in Chiba

  • 2 hours from Tokyo by bus or train

Sawara (佐原) is an old traditional town located in Chiba Prefecture. If you want to feel the atmosphere of old Tokyo, visit Sawara! This town resembles "Edo" (old name of Tokyo) of several hundreds years ago. Also, their traditional festival is more than 300 years old. This festival was inscribed on the UNESCO intangible heritage list in 2016. 

Tour activities

*These activities are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather and road conditions.

Experience the Traditional festival (Only in July and October)

In Sawara, the big float festival has lasted for more than 300 years! This festival is one of the three major float festivals in Kanto area. Also, it was inscribed on the list of the UNESCO intangible heritage in 2016. 

Local Sake Tasting

"Toukun" sake brewery was founded 200 years ago. The local owner will show you inside the brewery and you can taste different types of sake. 

Bike tour along Tone river

Tone river (利根川) is the biggest river in Japan. After cycling along the river, you will visit one of the oldest shrines in Japan called Katori Jingu (香取神宮). It is said that the shrine was built more than 2000 years ago. 
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Tour details


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Meeting place

Sawara Station (佐原駅)


¥5,000 per person
 *  Onsite payment.
 *  This covers all of the below! 
       - Bicycle rental
       - Sake tasting
       - Local guide

Other Important Notes

Up to 10 people.
The minimum number of participants is 2.
Tour will be held in English and Japanese.
We will help you customize your own tour.  You will be able to select the activities that interest you.

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