Sawara: A Trip Through Retro Chiba

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Located in the northeast of Narita City, a pocket of Japan best known for its airport, is where you’ll find Sawara, an authentically traditional town with lots of charm and hardly any crowds.
If you’re on the hunt for a taste of old-world Japan, but don’t have the budget to visit Kanazawa and Kyoto, or if you have an early morning/late night international flight, a day or two spent in this picturesque town is time you won’t regret.
The history of Sawara
Sawara is part of Katori, an area that sits in the northeastern corner of Chiba Prefecture. Around 2,000 years ago, this region became a popular gathering spot for fishing communities who would work along the coast collecting fresh fish and shellfish.
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