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Groups of Volunteer Tour Guides

Mr. Know-Alls: all welcome visitors / Katori City Volunteer guides of Sawara district sightseeing

The red brick building at the city center is the landmark of the Koryu-kan (visitor center). Take a short rest for tea there, and get a lot of information about the city.

The volunteer guides can accept your request if you book in advance.

Let’s walk around the city and feel the spirit of the townspeople.

Diplomats in yellow jackets. English speaking tour guides / Katori City Volunteer Interpreter guides

English speaking guides can introduce the casual and informal Japan to the domestic and overseas foreigners and want them to carry away pleasant memories of Japan to their home.

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Seasonal souvenirs of the area

Sawara Tourism Information Center

Local products, such as cakes, and pickles of fresh water fish and vegetables in plenty.

The books and festival goods available. You can buy them in dollars.

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  • Open 9:00 - 17:00 (altered due to conditions)
  • Closed on Dec. 29,30,31,Jan.1,2,3
  • tel.0478-52-6675
  • 1 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station
    10 min. by car from JR Katori IC
  • http://www15.ocn.ne.jp/~skk/

Machi-no-Eki "Wai-wai"

Located on the street just in front of Sawara Station, renovated from a closed shop.

Vegetables and foods produced by the local people and the dining corner.

  • Open 10:00 - 19:30
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • tel.0478-52-5570
  • 1 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station
    10 min. by car from Katori IC
  • http://www.z-yappei.co.jp/
  • i-94-3, Sawara, Katori City

Sawara-Aozora-ichi (open market)

Farm products and foods from locals

  • Open on the first and third Saturday (altered due to conditions)
  • In the court of “Mayu”
  • during 9:00 - 12:00
  • i-84, Sawara, Katori City
  • 1 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station,
    10 min. by car from Katori IC

Ko-Edo-Sawara-Antique Market (Kotto-ichi)

30 antique shops. Hunt curios and get fresh vegetables and other local products.

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  • Open on the first Sunday (altered due to conditions)
  • 8:00 - 15:00
  • i-3368, Sawara, Katori City (in the precincts of Yasaka-Jinja)
  • 15 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station,
    10 min. by car from Katori IC

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City Offices, Tourism Associations, Information Centers

Commerce, Industry and Tourism Bureau of Katori City
(Katori-Shiyakusho-Shoko-Kanko-ka)
  • tel.0478-50-1212
  • open 8:30 - 17:15
  • Closed Sat. Sun. National holidays and Dec.29,30,31 Jan.1,2,3
  • 10 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station
  • 10 min. by car from Katori IC.
  • address: ro-2127, Sawara, Katori City

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Tourism Information Center
(Sawara-Suigo-Tourism-Association)
  • tel.0478-52-6675
  • open 9:00-17:00 (9:00-18:00 from April through Sept. but 8:30-18:00 in June)
  • Closed on Dec. 29,30,31 Jan. 1,2,3
  • 1 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station
  • 10 min. by car from Katori IC
  • address: i-81-3, Sawara, Katori City

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City Tour Central Information Center
(Machinami-Kanko-Chuo-Annai-sho
Sawara-Suigo-Tourism-Association
)
  • tel.0478-55-2020
  • open 10:00 - 16:00 (9:30 - 16:30 from April through Sept. 20)
  • Closed on Monday
    (if it is a national holiday, the next day is closed.)
    and Dec.29,30,31, Jan.1,2,3
  • 10 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station
  • 10 min. by car from Katori IC
  • address: i-498, Sawara, Katori City

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Sawara Visitor Center
(Sawara-Machinami-Koryu-kan)
  • tel.0478-52-1000
  • 10:00-17:00
  • Closed on Wednesday
    (if it is a national holiday, the next day is closed.)
    and Jan. 1
  • 15 min. on foot from JR Sawara Station
  • 10 min. by car from Katori IC
  • address: i-1903-1, Sawara, Katori City

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