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- NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel
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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NIPPONIA Sawara Merchant Town Hotel
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.
Number of guest rooms
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.Read moreClose
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.Read moreClose
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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.Read moreClose
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.Read moreClose
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.Read moreClose
- 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
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 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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