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

Nobu S.

4.57(68) reviews
Narita
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

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.

Itinerary

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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At Narita Airport, JR Narita Station or your hotel (Narita area or Tokyo area)

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)

Ending Point

At Narita Airport, Narita Station or your hotel (Narita area or Tokyo area)

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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Inclusions & Exclusions

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)

Important Information

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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.

Reviews

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Nathan C.

Mar 9, 2020

First day in Tokyo

Nobu was wonderful. He accepted our last minute booking and met us at our hotel at 10am. A lot of things where closed, but Nobu had a great iteneriary for us. He spoke great english and did a great job of explaining the local culture and history.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, Nathan. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your first day in Tokyo. Since there are many other attractive things in Tokyo, please visit those places during your stay. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Hoping to meet you again for next time! Nobu

Lee chan W.

Dec 16, 2019

A day to Mount Fuji with family of 5.

It was an exciting and interesting visit to Mount Fuji. With a family of 5, we were lucky to see clear blue sky with Mount Fuji clearly visible. We started our day from Shin Okubu at 8.30am and arrived Lake Kawamuchigo at 9.45am. As we were early, there’s no queue and we managed to go for lake cruise without much waiting time. Thanks to Nobu San in planning such an agenda for us. He is definitely a patience, helpful and flexible to accommodate to changes in our plan. We enjoyed the trip to Mount Fuji very much and hope to return in another season for another new scenic experience.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, Lee san. We were lucky enough to see beautiful Mt. Fuji all day and there were no traffic jam and long queue except return drive to Tokyo. I recommend you to visit there in April or May next time. You would enjoy beautiful moss phlox. You can also go up to the 5th Station. Thank you and have a nice stay in Japan. Nobu

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Eileen C.

Dec 14, 2019

10 hours Fujikawaguchiko Mt Fuji with Nobu

It has been an excellent and wonderful experience with guide Nobu San as well as our friendly driver . Thank you for your patience in waiting for us always. Nobu is very knowledgeable and very humble . He takes care of all of us and keep a look out always. I count my blessings to have met such great guide and driver . Nobu keeps a watchful eye and makes sure I get back my correct change amount when I am buying something as well as telling me that it is not compulsory to buy the Mt Fuji photo shot if I don't want to and already had it in my phone ... I will definitely engage and contact Nobu again next time ...Merry Christmas guys . Thank you Nobu and take care ...??...

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, Eileen. I also enjoyed a pleasant time with you and your family. I am looking Forward to Guiding you again next time. Thank you again for spending your time with us. Nobu

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David H.

Dec 11, 2019

Perfect day around Tokyo

Only had a few hours to try and get in a few sites in Tokyo while on a business trip with a client. Nobu was the perfect guide - making sure we were able to see several sites and spend the right amount of time at each. He knew his way around the city perfectly, providing sound advice on how best to go between locations. He provided us with the perfect amount of information about the places we visited. I am sure he could have given a lecture on each location, but Nobu was able to read his audience and provide exactly what we were looking for. I'd highly recommend a tour with Nobu. I will definitely use him again when I am back in town.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, David. It is my pleasure to know that you were satisfied with my tour. We could only visit 3 places in a limited time, but there are a lot of attractive places in Tokyo. I do hope to guide you in such places when you come back to Tokyo. Nobu

$316/ per group

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