town, historically called as gSmall Edo Townh, enjoys its Grand Festival
of 300 year tradition. It is divided into two sessions in Summer
Festival, July 14 (Fri) through July 16 (Sun) and Fall Festival, October
13 (Fri) through Oct. 15 (Sun) this year.
session presents 10 and 14 giant gorgeous floats (Dashi) marching in the
old town streets and canal coasts.
is 4 meters high and 3.2 meters wide having a 4 to 5 meters tall
symbolic statue of god or historically famous person on top of the float
operation has been nominated as the Important Intangible Folk Cultural
music melody that marches together with the float is also a well known
It is also
offered in this town to visit the memorial sites of Tadataka Inou who
completed the whole map of Japan in Edo era.
Access : Sawara City, Chiba
JR Narita Line, Sawara
Eastern Kanto Highway, Sawara/Katori IC