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Address: Sawara, Katori 287-0003, Chiba Prefecture
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Little Edo of Chiba

This co called "Little Edo" is a town where you can experience back in Edo period. Many historical buildings to see. There is a free car parking spot near the "Yasaka Shrine". If... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This co called "Little Edo" is a town where you can experience back in Edo period. Many historical buildings to see. There is a free car parking spot near the "Yasaka Shrine". If you come early, you might be able to get one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Sawara is a small city that has nostalgic riverside views such as traditional Japanese wooden house, wooden bridge. People are open-minded and they welcome travelers. You can find humorous handicrafts like papier-marche animals at a gift shop. The colors are vivid, so those items make you feel happy. If you have enough time, why don't you try to get on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

A calm and historic town centre with some good places to relax and grab lunch or a coffee. Lot's of classic buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

The old town in Sawara is a miniature Edo, showing buildings like they were found in old Tokyo. Sahara is 30 min by local train from Narita JR station. The trip is a jewel in itself, slowly passing the rice paddies and the workers looking after them. The train leaves every hour, and traveling with no guide is not a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

I was here for the Sawara-no-Taisai summer festival, which was somewhat similar to Gion Matsuri with parade of floats but on a very much smaller scale. While Gion Matsuri was held in a large city with much modern buildings, Sawara's summer festival gave a different feeling as the surrounding structure are traditional houses (restored/preserved from the Edo period), and not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Sawara Town makes me feel like I walk in the 18 century. There are many old shops and houses made of wood and preserved well. Many of them show off their own antique in the shop as voluntary museums. I had a delicious Japanese lunch and found another nice French and Italian restaurants and cafes there. My friend bought a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

Sawara 「佐原」 is known as “Little Edo” due to the preservation of traditional residences, merchant shops and warehouses from the Edo Period. You can take a boat ride along the river to soak in the atmosphere or have a wander along the streets to have a closer look at the historical buildings. Weeping willows found along the river make it... More 

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