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NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel

Traditional House
  • chiba > Choshi
NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel / chiba Kujukuri・Choshi 78

Overview

Sawara, a townscape that harks back to the Edo Period.
A canal district with a history of around 600 years, Sawara still retains the culture of the Edo Period, and the old townscape can be seen along the Ono River and Katori Street.

NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel was set up in a merchant town centering on Ono River.
Taking the traditional Japanese houses dotted around the area, they have kept the old appearances of the buildings while renovating the inside to add modern facilities. 
The old Nakamura-ya Store that has seen the town change over the years was transformed in to the Geisho Wing, and houses the front desk and restaurant.

Once you have checked in, walk along the old street to the guestroom wing. There are 4 guestrooms in total, all different from each other. Some were former merchant houses, while other were restaurants in the past. 
Experience the history and the endurance of the town and its people.

For dinner, guests will be treated to authentic French cuisine filled with seasonal local flavors. 
Enjoy a unique experience here, and immerse yourself in this historical town.

*There are pet-friendly rooms for those traveling with dogs.      
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Relux grade

Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

Overall Rating(24 reviews)

4.5/5

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Rooms4.6/5

Bath4.3/5

Breakfast4.6/5

Dinner4.9/5

Services4.5/5

Other Facilities4.4/5

Mr./Ms. M.E(56)

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2018-04-28

Aoi Twin 201

The main building and separate, private annex were incredible. As well, the concept of Nipponia is very unique, that th... Read more The main building and separate, private annex were incredible. As well, the concept of Nipponia is very unique, that the town itself is the hotel. The reason we gave the bath a 2 is because it did not have a cover, nor did it have a the standard Japanese style of automatically heating the water, which meant it lost its heat rather quickly and for each person to get in the bath it had lost some of the temperature making it slightly more than luke warm. We also found that there was a lack of information provided by the staff. When we arrived we were unaware that we would be staying in the separate annex (about a 10 min. walk from the main building, and were told to park the car there and return to get the key. We were traveling with my 85 yr. old mother-in-law and we had to walk back to the main building for check in/out, dinner and breakfast). We also were not recommended/told where to pick up any food stuffs/drinks that we might want being a distance from the main building.

The main building and separate, private annex were incredible. As well, the concept of Nipponia is very unique, that the town itself is the hotel. The reason we gave the bath a 2 is because it did not have a cover, nor did it have a the standard Japanese style of automatically heating the water, which meant it lost its heat rather quickly and for each person to get in the bath it had lost some of the temperature making it slightly more than luke warm. We also found that there was a lack of information provided by the staff. When we arrived we were unaware that we would be staying in the separate annex (about a 10 min. walk from the main building, and were told to park the car there and return to get the key. We were traveling with my 85 yr. old mother-in-law and we had to walk back to the main building for check in/out, dinner and breakfast). We also were not recommended/told where to pick up any food stuffs/drinks that we might want being a distance from the main building.

Mr./Ms. R.K(52)

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2019-07-15

Yata Twin 103

この度は高齢の両親を連れての初宿泊となりましたが、全てに於いて完璧なおもてなしをして頂き両親も「また来たい!」と大満足の様子。特にお料理の量が一度にたくさん食べられない二人にとっては適量、且つ素材も味付けも一流で楽しみながら食事が出来たこと... Read more この度は高齢の両親を連れての初宿泊となりましたが、全てに於いて完璧なおもてなしをして頂き両親も「また来たい!」と大満足の様子。特にお料理の量が一度にたくさん食べられない二人にとっては適量、且つ素材も味付けも一流で楽しみながら食事が出来たことが本当に嬉しかったようです。 客室も小ざっぱりと清潔に整えられ、いつもはテレビが無いと寂しがる父も快適に過ごしておりました。彼の悪い癖で乱筆での長文お手紙をしたためたようですが、どうぞお気を悪くなさらないでください。いたく感動した故の戯言ですので。 心配していた雨も私達が滞在していた時だけ上がり、風光明媚な町並みを思う存分堪能出来、何から何まで納得のいく思い出に残る滞在でした。 スタッフの皆様の真心のこもったおもてなしに感謝しております。

This time it was my first stay with my older parents, but with perfect hospitality at all, my parents also said, "I want to come again!" Especially for two people who can not eat a large amount of food at one time, it seemed that they were really happy that they could eat properly while enjoying the best ingredients and seasoning. The rooms were also clean and tidy and my dad was always comfortable without a TV. He seems to have written a long letter with a pen and writing with his bad habit, but please do not feel bad. Because it is a late drama that I was moved by. Rain that was worried went up only when we were staying and was able to fully enjoy the scenery of the scenic area, and it was a stay that would be a convincing and memorable event. We appreciate the staff's sincere hospitality.

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Mr./Ms. A.T(36)

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2019-05-19

Goko Twin 42

お部屋は駐車場からは離れているものの、受付と朝食会場のある棟からは近かったので、便利でした。 ただ、宿泊者ではない普通の観光客がSNSに載せる写真を撮るためだけに勝手にドヤドヤ入ってきたのがかなり迷惑でした。特に年配の男性がカメラをこちら... Read more お部屋は駐車場からは離れているものの、受付と朝食会場のある棟からは近かったので、便利でした。 ただ、宿泊者ではない普通の観光客がSNSに載せる写真を撮るためだけに勝手にドヤドヤ入ってきたのがかなり迷惑でした。特に年配の男性がカメラをこちらに向けながら通過していったのが、建物の外観を撮っているだけで、私を盗撮していたわけではないと分かっていても、かなり不快な気分になりました。10連休後のシーズンオフの時期のため両隣の棟に宿泊者が居なかった上に、夫が旅先での習慣であるランニングに行った後で、私1人だった点も非常に心細く、余計に怖い思いをしました。 朝食後のアンケートにこの1件を記入したところ、チェックアウト後に香取神宮を参拝中にスタッフの方からすぐお詫びの電話を頂きました。 観光客も見学OKにしてるなら仕方ない‥と思ってましたが、宿泊客以外の立ち入りは禁止だそうです。今後の対策として看板を立てるなど早急に対応して下さるそうなので、これから宿泊予定のある方は安心して利用して下さい。 スタッフの方は皆さん若いのによく頑張っているなぁという印象を受けましたし、佐原の街も想像以上に風情のある素敵な場所で気に入りました。 次は念のため、一般の人が入ってくる心配の無さそうな庭が付いてる棟に泊まろうと思います。 また伺わせて頂きます。その際はまたよろしくお願いいたします^_^

Although the room was far from the parking lot, it was convenient because it was close to the building where the reception desk and breakfast room were located. However, it was quite bothersome that ordinary tourists who are not guests just came in for free to just take pictures for posting on SNS. In particular, I felt that I was quite uncomfortable even though I knew that older men were passing through the camera while only taking pictures of the building, and not being voyeur of me. The There were no guests in the buildings next to both because of the season off season after 10 consecutive holidays, and after my husband went to the practice of traveling on a trip, the point I was alone was also very heartwarming and extra I was scared to After completing this questionnaire in the questionnaire after breakfast, I received a phone call from the staff immediately after visiting Katori Jingu Shrine after checkout. I thought that it would be no surprise if the tourists also made the tour OK, but it is forbidden to enter except for the guests. As it is likely to respond promptly as you stand a signboard as a measure of the future, please use it with ease if you plan to stay from now on. The staff had the impression that they are all working hard for young people, and I liked the city of Sahara in a nice place with a taste more than I could imagine. Next, I would like to stay in the ridge with a garden with no fear for the general public to enter, just in case. Please let me know again. In that case, thank you again ^ _ ^

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Property

NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel

Address

1720 Sawarai, Katori-shi, Chiba-ken 287-0003 [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 10:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

Credit card

VISA/MASTER/AMEX/JCB/DINERS

Number of guest rooms

13 room(s)

Restaurant

TERROIR ET NATURE
Sawara Cuisine made with local ingredients and French techniques

Chiba prefecture is surrounded on three sides by the sea, and is known as a farming area. They rank 3rd in the country for producing farm crops, and 6th for fishery.
Savor the local flavors that have been passed down through the ages, served on simple but high-quality plates.

Chiba is the leading producer of peanuts, green onions, pears and more, and along with these,  TERROIR ET NATURE make use of Chiba brand ingredients to create their dishes.
Enjoy a meal that makes use of fresh ingredients of the surrounding lands.

Grand Chef Shu Ishii
After working in Switzerland, he returned to Japan and opened La Pierre Zipangu in Moto-machi, Kobe. For four years in a row, he was awarded the top spot in the Kobe area by Zagat Survey, a respected gourmet guide. 
He was a key figure in the French cuisine scene of Kansai, and with over 35 years of experience, he brings his knowledge and skills to TERROIR ET NATURE to create a wide ranging menu that makes use of the local ingredients.
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Bath

Cypress Bath
The cypress baths were made by a craftsman of Sawara. Enjoy a relaxing soak surrounded by the aroma of wood. 
They have plant-based shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, that are good for you skin and hair.
Wrap yourself up in a yukata after your bath.
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NIPPONIA Concierge
The staff who live locally in Sawara will suggest the best ways to see the town. Many people choose NIPPONIA for special occasions. Don't hesitate to discuss with the staff about a surprise or other special touches to your stay.
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Information

Important Cultural Properties Preservation Area
Merchant Town Sawara

Sawara was originally a farming village in the territory of Katori Shrine, one of Japan's top three imperial Shinto shrines of the time. From around 600 years ago, merchant town and commercial districts began to crop up along Ono River. It developed into a major inland port, as a point where the water transport of Tohoku crossed over with that of Edo (old Tokyo), when Ono River and Tone River were connected under the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo Period. 
The buildings along the Ono River are now designated as Important Cultural Properties. 
Sawara retains the effects of the culture from those times, and their festival that dates back to the Edo Period is registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

NIPPONIA - An experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the rich local culture and history 
NIPPONIA takes old Japanese houses around the country and renovates them while retaining their historical features. They transform the buildings into accommodation overflowing with culture and history.
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Notice

Preservation of Historical Properties
Some parts of the accommodation are important cultural properties. There are also many historical buildings around the town. Please be mindful of this during your stay in Sawara, so that these buildings and their history can continue to be passed down to future generations.

In order to let guests have an extraordinary experience, the rooms are not equipped with TVs or clocks. Please enjoy your stay, removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Since as much of the original features as possible is left intact, insulation of heat and sound is not to the standard of modern buildings. Please keep noise to a minimum as to not disturb other guests.
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Features

  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.

Access

Access by public transportation.

Train
110 minutes / 1,660 JPY
From Tokyo Station, take the Sobu Main Line (Rapid) to JR Narita Station and transfer to the JR Narita Line. Get off at JR Sawara Station, and it is a 15-minute walk from the South Exit to NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel, Front Wing Geisho

1720 Sawarai, Katori-shi, Chiba-ken 287-0003

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Concierge Offline

+81-50-3066-0628

10:00-19:00
(JST Weekdays)

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