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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 $ 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 before of 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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Hi, I'm Nobuhiro Sato. Please call me Nobu.
I am a national licensed tour guide.

I have been living in Chiba for more than 25 years.
Many people arrive at Narita Airport, but just pass through Chiba.
However, there are many good places to visit!
That is why I am focusing on the introduction of this area.
You can visit those places from either Tokyo or Narita by half-day or one-day trip.

Another area I am focusing on is Iwate, my hometown.
It takes more or less 2 hours from Tokyo to Iwate by Shinkansen. It means it is almost equal to the distance between Tokyo and Kyoto! If you have got a JR pass, you do not Need to worry about transportation fee.

Of course, I can guide you in Tokyo!

If you are interested in any of my tours, please feel free to contact me.
I believe you will be satisfied with my tours.

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