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

by Nobu
(12) Reviews
8h $ 294 up to 5 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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293.70 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 44.50
Extra person.
$ 44.50

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)

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

- 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

City Narita

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 1 to 5   Flexible
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)

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.

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.

Organized by Nobu


National Certified Guide

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  • English ( License )

Hi, I am Nobu, a government certified tour guide.

My main areas as a guide are Tokyo and its Suburbs including Nikko, Hakone and Mt. Fuji. I can also guide you in Chiba, Ibaraki and Kanagawa.

Many people arrive at Narita Airport, but directly go to Tokyo or other areas.
However, there are many good places to visit near Narita.
I have been living in Chiba for more than 25 years and know about this area including Narita very well. If you arrive at or leave Narita Airport and have a half or full day in Narita, please contact me! I am willing to guide you in this area.

Another area I would like to guide you is Tohoku District, including my hometown, Iwate.
There are also many good places, but most people do not know about this District.
You can easily visit there in 2 hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train).
If you have got a JR pass, you do not Need to worry about transportation fee.
If you are interested in this District, please contact me. I can help you to make a plan.

I am looking Forward to Meeting you soon in Japan!

Nobu
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Reviews ( 12 )

4 days ago |   by Anabelle

“ Excellent!!! ”

We booked him in a short notice and was able to deliver explicitly!!! He helped us book a mini bus for our party of 15 going to Mt Fuji and Hakone. Though our time is really short and due to unexpected traffic, we almost missed our bullet train going back to Osaka but because of Nobu’s efficiency, we were able to ride the Shinkansen bullet train on the next station. A party of 15 is not an easy group to tour but Nobu was able to show us a great time and see the beauty of Mt Fuji and Hakone in a way that will be treasured forever... thanks Nobu!!!

3 weeks ago |   by Ann

“ Day with Nobu on 23 Oct 2017 ”

Nobu made valuable suggestions at the planning stages to enable informed decisions. On a wet, rainy and cold day when we travelled from Morioka to the Naruko and Gembikei gorges, he was a ray of sunshine by his polite manner, detailed information about the area and considerate attention he paid to the group before the sun actually graced the Naruko gorge with its presence. We had a very pleasant day with Nobu. Wishing him all the very best in life and his profession.

1 month ago |   by YUUKOH

“ We are all Happy ! ”

It was quick, polite and relieved. We were a lot of people, but his navigation was easy to understand. I would like to ask for your continued support from now on.

2 months ago |   by Roel

“ One day tour in Narita ”

Nobu took us on a customized tour in Narita which was very informative and enjoyable. We visited different shrines and we were fortunate enough to attend a Shinto ceremony in one of the shrines. Very impressive!! We also visited a sake brewery where we attended a presentation on the production of sake. Nobu did everything thinkable to make our tour as memorable as possible in which he has succeeded 100%. I would highly recommend Nobu.

3 months ago |   by Carl

“ visit to Aomori/Hirosaki ”

I had engaged Nobu over the net. Poor command of English and poor knowledge of Hirosaki city. Not great with background info on some of the sights we went to see. He had no plan B when we decided not to go to the Nebuta festival museum. He also led us around the long way from the Aomori shuttle drop off point to the JR Station.

4 months ago |   by Catherine

“ Easy breezy ”

The guided tour was really relaxing n Mr Nobu allowed us ample time to do as we wish. We were on a budget and he courteously told us the dos and don'ts of where to go and where to eat. Great guy! Thanks Mr Nobu.

4 months ago |   by Yulie

“ Well Organised & Very Helpful Tour Guide ”

Mr Nobu very helpful , very good in timing & Knowledgeable tour guide as he covered everything as mention in ittinerary. Great day & very happy with his guide. All in all an excellent tour 👍Thank you & very recommended Mr Nobu is the BEST Tour Guide ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6 months ago |   by Mark

“ We tour Japan with Nobu ”

I went to Tokyo to visit again after a long absence. I went with my wife and adult son. I brought pictures and descriptions of items I wanted to purchase ( coffee, tea, a kitchen knife, etc ). Nobu took us around to all the shops so we could accomplish this goal. On the second day we took the bullet train north to Nobu's home town. We went to Temples and shrines and viewed cherry blossoms. That night we stayed in a Japanese inn owned by a friend of Nobu. Enjoyed the baths, meals and the true Japanese experience. Thanks again Nobu for all your help.

6 months ago |   by AIDAN

“ Nice trip around Tokyo with a highlight being the Hama Rikyu gardens visit and the river trip to Akasaka that followed ”

Very courteous. efficent and flexible tour guide who hosted us very well. All arrangements went very smoothly

7 months ago |   by Stefana

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Our guide Nobu met us at our hotel as planned. We set out to visit the fish market. Nobu showed us some hidden quiet areas I'm sure we would not have found on our own. Next we visited a park and saw the cherry blossoms. Nobu did a nice job of showing us around a few areas we had not previously visited.

7 months ago |   by Sarah

“ Excellent day! Great at tour ”

Nobu was very knowledge and gave us a great tour around Tokyo. I highly recommend him for a tour guide through Tokyo

10 months ago |   by Melanie

“ Very kind and passionate tour guide ”

Sir Nobu Sato is an extraordinary tour guide. He is very accommodating and friendly. A tour guide who is really passionate about his work. He is very patient and helpfull. He even volunteered to fetch our group in Tokyo train station and get a cab for our group to send us in our hotel, even it is not his duty to assist us because his service is booked eight days before that day. Sir Nobu, thank you very much for your patience and making sure that we have a memorable Tokyo tour. Till next time and God bless you!

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