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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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Review

Relux grade

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

Overall Rating(34 reviews)

4.6/5

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Rooms4.6/5

Bath4.5/5

Breakfast4.6/5

Dinner4.9/5

Services4.6/5

Other Facilities4.4/5

Mr./Ms. M.E(56)

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Stayed in

2018-04-28

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. N.K(Private)

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Room type

2020-03-21

Suite

檜のお風呂、ふかふかのベッド、子供の可愛い浴衣、 ホテルとは別ではありますが、美味しいうなぎ、快晴で暖かい中での川下りなど、最高の小旅行となりました。 皆様でのご対応ありがとうございました。

Cypress bath, fluffy bed, cute yukata for children, Although it was different from the hotel, it was the best excursion, such as delicious eel, going down the river in a sunny and warm weather. Thank you for your response.

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Mr./Ms. N.T(4)

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Room type

2020-02-20

Executive

連泊中簡単な清掃をお願いしたところ、湯呑みとタオルの取り換えだけで、ゴミ箱の清掃、浴衣の取り換えなどはなし。客の私物がある中でも、この価格帯のホテルならもう少し全体に部屋を整えたことがわかるような気遣いのあるサービスがあっても良いのでは。 ... Read more 連泊中簡単な清掃をお願いしたところ、湯呑みとタオルの取り換えだけで、ゴミ箱の清掃、浴衣の取り換えなどはなし。客の私物がある中でも、この価格帯のホテルならもう少し全体に部屋を整えたことがわかるような気遣いのあるサービスがあっても良いのでは。 また子連れで滞在する予約であるにもかかわらず、風呂が別棟、寝室とトイレが長い廊下で隔たっているレイアウトの部屋になったのは若干配慮がないかと思われます。 その他、フロントやレストランの方の接客、レストランの食事などは非常に良かったと思います。また古い町屋を改修した部屋はそれぞれに趣があり、また快適でした。

We asked for a simple cleaning during the night, and only changed the teacups and towels without cleaning the trash can or changing the yukata. Even if you have your personal belongings, a hotel of this price range may have a caring service that you can see that the room has been set up a little more. Also, despite the booking to stay with children, it seems that there is little consideration that the bath is a separate building, the bedroom and the toilet are separated by a long corridor. In addition, we think that reception of the front desk and restaurant, meal of restaurant were very good. In addition, each room which renovated an old townhouse was tasteful and comfortable.

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Facility・services

Property

NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel

Address

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

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 12:00

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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Other facility information

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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