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

by Nobu
(43) Reviews
8h $ 320 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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Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 40.04
Extra person.
$ 36.40

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 43 )
bena Bena Australia ( Family )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ nice pace to see Tokyo ”

Nobu was quick to response, depot booking only 1 day in advance he was able to create a good itinerary of us. Very patience and helpful. Thanks Nobu.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Bena. I feel happy if I could help you to enjoy Tokyo. I hope to visit your shop in Perth with my family in the future! Nobu

Hiyasmin Ledi Hiyasmin Philippines
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour to Mt Fuji ”

Great tour to Mt Fuji even on a busy holiday. We had a fun time and saw a lot of sights in a short time. We all enjoyed it.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately Jan 2 is one of the busiest days in Japan, so we faced a long queue and a heavy trafic jam. Even so, it is my great pleasure to know that you enjoyed beautiful Mt. Fuji and other sceneries. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Cheryl Cheryl Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Very dedicated, patient and informed guide that plans ahead ”

We are very happy to have Nobu as our guide during the hectic Christmas and New Year season. We approached Nobu to do a 1 day Fuji tour and 1 day City tour that is catered to our family with 2 young boys ( 4 yo and 21month old). He is on the ball when it comes to replying to our many enquiries as we were extra cautious when we bring our 2 boys. He gave us various options as well as costings quickly which make it easier for our decision making and budgeting during the peak season. During the trip, he was very friendly and help to entertain our little ones here and there when we need to attend to something i.e. we were given pockets of opportunities to buy and gobble down some nice Sashimi in the overly crowded Tsukiji market while Nobu kindly tend to them; My boy vomitted on myself ... read more

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Cheryl. I really enjoyed being with you and your family for the 2 days! I actually had the itinerary for each day, but I did not show it to you because I thought it would be changed from time to time. I should have shown it to you in any Event. I am Looking Forward to meeting you, your husband and your boys again in the future! Nobu

Lilian Lilian Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Mount Fuji ”

Nobu was a great guide. He designed our tour according to my request. He speaks good english and very accommodating. He brought us to the beautiful places in Fuji. I highly recommend him.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Lilian. I feel happy if you and your family enjoyed beautiful Mt. Fuji. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Dante Dante Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Very Accommodating ”

We booked Nobu for 1 day Mt Fuji Tour. We were group of eleven. He was very nice and accommodating but we got little information from him. We expected more.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Dante. I feel sorry for not giving enough information for you. I will improve my guide skills especially what you pointed out. Thank you again for your frank comments which are very useful for me. Nobu