Suigo Sawara Ayame Park

7 Things to Do in Sawara, One of Japan’s Historically Important Districts

Sawara (佐原), an old and historical district in Katori City (香取市), Chiba Prefecture (千葉県), possesses many important cultural properties. One of which is Sawara no Machinami (佐原の町並み), the area itself. It’s one of the Traditional Architectures Preservation Districts in Japan. For over a thousand years, Sawara had prospered as an accessible merchant town near the…

Check Out These 2 Amazing Iris Festivals Accessible From Tokyo!

Soon, irises, or “ayame (あやめ)” in Japanese, are going to be in full bloom in Japan. As a matter of fact, two big iris festivals are about to take place in Katori City (香取市), Chiba Prefecture (千葉県) and Itako City (潮来市), Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県). These two cities face each other across the Hitachi-Tone River (常陸利根川).…