Sawara Summer Festival

Sawara Summer Festival is one of the best places to travel in Katori, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  Here're guides for access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Sawara Summer Festival posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]


Summer Festival As UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage & Japanese Important Folk Cultural Property

In the festival, their 'Nonoji Mawashi' is most exciting! They shoulder the rear wheels, and turn the float, which is 3 or 4 tons, like writing a letter 'の(no)' by brush, with the left front wheel as an axis. It's very impressive!
[Train] Sawara Station of JR Nnarita Line. [Car] 10 min from Sawara-Katori IC, or 20 min from Taiei IC. Free extra parking area at Tonegawa riverside for 1000 cars.



Sawara Honjuku, katori-shi, chiba


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Nearby JR Sawara Station. 60 min from Chiba city.


Free parking area is available



Nearby Things To Do

Suigo Ayame Itako Garden

Annual Iris Festival At A Waterside Village Itako

Irises are worth seeing enough of course. What's more, you can see the withered-flower-picking women in navy blue kimono with Sugegasa hat, lively red arm-cover and apron, who are very beautiful in the scenery of iris flowers.

Suigo Sawara Ayame Park

1.5 Million Iris Flowers At A Waterside Village Sawara

You can enjoy seeing irises in Sawara from a boat going in the park. 'Marriage Boat' is, in other words, Japanese June bride. I really long for a couple in a boat surrounded with many irises!

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