The Historic Streets of Sawara (Sawara no Machinami)

Wander These 2 Areas With a Japanese Atmosphere Between Narita Airport and Tokyo

Taking a walk through areas with a traditional Japanese atmosphere will make for an unforgettable experience during your vacation. There are spots between Narita Airport and Ueno, Tokyo with a strong historic atmosphere and lots of local charm that you definitely can’t see in the big city. Come take a walk around town and see…

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…