A walk through the townscape of Sawara
While in Sawara
Feel the atmosphere of the Edo period through Sawara, where visitors can enjoy several museums, old houses, and old buildings, as if traveling back to the old times.
2. Boat ride along the Ono River
Standing along the Ono River, the main waterway transported commercial commodities from the larger Tone River during Edo time. Nowadays, visitors can enjoy the view of the town from traditional boats that glide along the water.
3. Sake Brewery Tour
One of the top producers of Japanese wine in the 1660s. With the significant decrease, there are now only two breweries remaining: Tōkun Brewery and Baba Honten Brewery. Visitors can take a tour of the brewing facility and enjoy the exquisite taste of their sake.
4. Shopping and Dinning
Sawara, as an open-air museum, offers visitors shopping, dining, strolling, and hands-on experiences in various parts of the town. Satisfy your palate through various sophisticated restaurants offering traditional food and many other international cuisines. In addition, visitors can also find hand-made souvenirs and crafts from various specialty shops, and of course, a visit to a museum is a must-do experience.
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What's New in Sawara?
Special program: Weekend Night cruising
Up to 5 people (chartered boat)
Night cruise, dinner, live performance
Special activity: Kokedama (Moss ball) making
Capacity: individuals or groups
Inclusion: materials, snacks
Choose a plant for your kokedama
Spread out moss evenly and set aside
Prepare the plant by removing excess soil, and forming the lower part into round
Place a small portion of medicine and soil into a plant-based wrap
Put the plant on top of the wrap
Wrap the lower part of the plant. Secure with twine
Set the wrapped plant on top of the spread moss
Make sure that the lower part of the plant is covered with moss. Secure with twine
Kokedama is now ready for display
Visit the link for Sawara Festivals.