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An hour's distance excursion from Narita Airport to a small historic city, Sawara

by Nobu
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8h $ 324 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • A nostalgic Edo-era townscape
  • Leisurely cruise on a small boat along the Ono River
  • Tokun Sake Brewery
  • Inoh Tadataka Museum
  • Katori-jingu Shrine (Option)
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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 40.48
Extra person.
$ 36.80

Overview

Are you going to stay in Narita or transit at Narita Airport? If so, this excursion is just right for you.
A day trip to Sawara, a small historic city near Narita.
You can walk in a traditional Edo-era townscape, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the river, go to a Japanese Sake brewery for a tour and tasting. I hope you will fully enjoy yourself in Sawara. Departure from Tokyo is also welcome.

What to Expect

- Walk in a nostalgic townscape (about 1 hour)
- Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Ono River (about 30 minutes)
- Learn about the most famous land surveyor in Japan, Inoh Tadakata (about 1 hour)
- Visit the Float Museum to see the parade floats for the festival (about 1 hour)
- (Optional) Visit Katori-jingu Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Japan (about 30 minutes) *We would need to use a taxi or rent bicycles
- Enjoy a tour of a Japanese sake brewery, with a chance to taste the sake (about 30 minute tour)

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Highlights

  • A nostalgic Edo-era townscape
  • Leisurely cruise on a small boat along the Ono River
  • Tokun Sake Brewery
  • Inoh Tadataka Museum
  • Katori-jingu Shrine (Option)

Important

I can guide you in Tohoku District including Akita, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata only if you could bear my transportation fee of 8,000Yen. (Sorry, but I usually live in Chiba.)
For Kanto District including Chiba, Hakone, Ibaraki, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Mt. Fuji, Narita, Nikko, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo and Yokohama, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen.
If you would like me to guide you in any other area, please feel free to contact me.

- Comfortable shoes are recommended (We will walk approximately 2 hours' distance in total)
- If starting from the Narita area, we will use local trains
- If starting form the Tokyo area, we will use a highway bus from the Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station

What‘s included
guide fee, meeting point pick-up in Narita or Tokyo area
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee, taxi or rental bicycle fee (you and guide, if necessary)
Depart From
Narita , Tokyo
Meeting Point
At Narita Airport, JR Narita Station or your hotel (Narita area or Tokyo area)
Ending Point
At Narita Airport, Narita Station or your hotel (Narita area or Tokyo area)
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How far from Tokyo/Narita Airport to Sawara?

Approximately 100 minutes from Tokyo Station by highway bus
Approximately 50 minutes from Narita Airport by local trains

How much is the transportation fee?

From Tokyo Station, 3,500Yen per person round trip (1,750Yen x 2) by highway bus
From Narita Aiprport, 1,520Yen per person round trip (760Yen x 2) by local trains

How much is the taxi fare from Sawara Station to Katori-Jingu?

It would be approximately 1,500Yen. (one way)
It takes 10-15 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

How much is the rental bicycle fee?

It is 500Yen for one day. Please note you are requested to return it before 4:30PM.

How much is each fee for museums, leisure boat, etc.?

Inoh Tadataka Museum: 500Yen for adult, 250Yen for child
Float Museum: 400Yen for adult, 200Yen for child
Boating on Ono River: 1,300Yen for adult, 700Yen for child

What kind of lunch can we have?

You can have various kinds of meal in Sawara.
For example, if you would like to have traditional Japanese food, a lunch box at Chiyofuku would be recommenable. It is from about 2,000Yen.
Sushi and Japanese noodle are also available at many places from around 1,000Yen.
There are also several Western style restaurants.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 24 )

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Michael

“ Great and helpful guide. ”

My family and I had a great time with Nobu. He managed our trip to the Mt.Fuji area well and everything went smoothly. He also tried his best to help us book a taxi to the train station a few days after our trip with him was over which was very nice of him to do.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Jancee

“ Absolutely amazing ”

Have now spent 1+ 1/2 days with Nobu. He is knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating. His local know how has got us around Tokyo with no fuss and included last minute requests. Could not recommend more highly. Can't wait for Tuesday when we adventure with him again!

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Pamela

“ Did exactly what we requested ”

Sorry for delay...we have been on a cruise ship from Yokohama and have had terrible internet connection. Close to USA now and internet better. Nobu was the best. He listened to us and arranged to take us exactly where we wanted to go and to the places we really wanted to see. It appears many guides will take you only to the "hot spots", but we had several requests that weren't necessarily the most requested. Nobu listened and provided exactly what we wanted in a day of touring Tokyo, which by the way, is an incredible city....well worth a full day or more of exploring. If ever back in Tokyo, I would pick Nobu again over anyone else. Thank you for a day we will never forget....really liked and enjoyed where he took us for lunch...fantastic food.

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by Lisa

“ Tour organizing skills ”

Nobuhiro sun has great skills on organizing tours, including booking vehicles and arranging restaurants for lunch. He is punctual itself and able to maintain a tour schedule. This is very important when your tour is a shore excursion and your time in the port is limited.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Peter

“ Very well organized and great person ”

We spent several days with Nobu in multiple cities. Nobu is extremely well organized and was an incredible resource on logistics. He is comfortable to be with and very kind. We enjoyed spending time with him and would absolutely use his services again.

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