Apr 26, 2005
For more on this nice day-trip see the blog at: http://tokyoandbeyond.typepad.com/tokyoblog/2005/06/day_trip_to_saw.html
Sawara is an historic city located on the Ono River in Chiba Prefecture. From the center of Tokyo it's about 99 kilometers and on a clear traffic day, which is what we lucked out with on the Sunday we drove out there in May, you can make it to Sawara in about an hour + 15 minutes. You can also get there by train on the JR Line from Tokyo Station (limited express, Tokyo-Sawara, 1 hour 30 mins.) or on the Keisei Line from Ueno. If you're transiting through Narita airport and have a few hours to kill you can get out there in about 25 minutes.