Sawara, Japan

Trip Start Apr 26, 2005
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

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.

For more on this nice day-trip see the blog at: http://tokyoandbeyond.typepad.com/tokyoblog/2005/06/day_trip_to_saw.html
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rianda
rianda on

Sawara day trip
I will be in Yokyo for 36 hrs this August and looking at this dat trip on an organised tour. I fly out that night so it fits in nicely. Guess it is worth the visit??

Rianda

rianda
rianda on

Sawara day trip
I will be in Tokyo for 36 hrs this August and looking at this day trip on an organised tour. I fly out that night so it fits in nicely. Guess it is worth the visit??

Rianda

jp2005
jp2005 on

Day trip in Tokyo
If you have only one day you might also consider a trip to Kamakura. You can take the train there - about an hour - and there are a lot of old temples & shrines to visit - lots of history in Kamakura.

Sawara is nice, but you can see the whole place in a couple of hours or so. Kamakura is more interesting.

One more option is to to a day trip to Kawagoe, also about an hour or so from Tokyo. It's sometimes known as 'Old Edo' (Edo was Tokyo's original name). Kawagoe has shops & old buildings to see also.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Joe Peters

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