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The taste-of-Edo Hokuso Historical District Tour

This enriching tour lets you experience the charm of the four Hokuso cities as an Edo travelogue and Japan Heritage site.

Time:
3Day(s)
Distance:
186km
  1. 1Narita International Airport

    Narita International Airport is divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Terminal Building (LCC) depending on the airline to be used.

    Address
    Narita CityGoryobokujo-1-1 Sanrizuka
    URL
  2. 28Minute(s)13Second(s)

  3. 2Ino Tadataka's Memorial Museum

    This museum houses a lot of Tadataka's exploits, such as maps of Japan, tools, and other things tracing the process of map making.

    Address
    Katori City1722-1 Sawarai
    URL
    Web Site
  4. 1Minute(s)10Second(s)

  5. 3lno Tadataka's former residence

    It is a house where Tadataka Inoh (1745-1821) who made an accurate Japanese maps for the first time in Japan lived for 30 years.

    Address
    Katori City1899 Sawarai
    URL
    Web Site
  6. 59Second(s)

  7. 4Sawara,Katori Presv. dist. for Traditional Bldg.

    Sawara is situated on the banks of the Tonegawa River, and the city prospered as a hub for shipping to Edo. Traditional buildings line the roads in the Sawara district, creating a valuable historical townscape. It is a national preservation district for groups of traditional buildings.

    Address
    Katori CitySawarai
    URL
    Web Site
  8. 1Hour(s)9Minute(s)40Second(s)

  9. 5Kimigahama

    Address
    Choshi CityKimigahama
    URL
  10. 2Minute(s)51Second(s)

  11. 6Inubosaki Lighthouse

    Inubosaki is at the easternmost of the Choshi peninsula in the Kanto region. There is a symbol of Choshi, "Inubosaki lighthouse" on the cape.

    Address
    Choshi City9576 Inubosaki
    URL
  12. 10Minute(s)26Second(s)

  13. 7Inubosaki Hot Spring

    Address
    Choshi City10293 Inubosaki
    URL
  14. 14Minute(s)9Second(s)

  15. 8Yamasa Soy Sauce: Shoyu Ajiwai Taikenkan

    Yamasa Shoyu started brewing soy sauce in Choshi in 1645. Inside the museum, visitors are introduced to soy sauce brewing, and there is an activity corner as well.

    Address
    Choshi City2570 Kitaogawacho
    URL
    Web Site
  16. 1Hour(s)35Minute(s)

  17. 9National Museum of Japanese History

    This is a historical folk museum which comprehensively studies and displays Japanese history and culture. It is located inside of Sakura Castle ruins. The theme is the history of ancient times to the present day and the ethnic world of the Japanese people.

    Address
    Sakura City117 Jonaicho
    URL
    Web Site
  18. 8Minute(s)38Second(s)

  19. 10Site of Sakura Castle

    This castle was built by Doi Toshikatsu, the cousin of Tokugawa Ieyasu, as a fortress for defending Edo’s eastern side. It was designated a municipal historical site in 1962.

    Address
    Sakura CityJonaicho
    URL
    Web Site
  20. 17Minute(s)

  21. 11Sakura’s Samurai Houses

    These are the houses where the samurai of Sakura used to live. Three houses are open to the public these days: the former Kawahara family residence (a cultural property of Chiba Prefecture), the former Tajima family residence (a cultural property of Sakura), and the former Takei family residence. They were built in the late Edo period.

    Address
    Sakura City57 Miyakojimachi
    URL
    Web Site
  22. 28Minute(s)24Second(s)

  23. 12JR Narita Sta.

    Address
    Narita City839 Hanazakicho
    URL
  24. 13Minute(s)30Second(s)

  25. 13Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is the head temple of Shingonshu
    sect and is affectionately known as "Narita's 0-Fudo-sama."
    The top-ranked of the "Big Three" temples of the Kanto
    region, it is visited by about 10 mi llion people each year. In
    1980, 5 important religious structures from relatively modern
    times were designated as important cultural properties:
    Komyodo Hall and Shakado Hall, which were formerly the
    main building, and the Three-storied Pagoda, Niomon Gate,
    and Gakudo Hall.

    Address
    Narita City1, Narita
    URL
    Web Site
  26. 5Minute(s)4Second(s)

  27. 14Naritasan Park

    It is located just behind Naritasan Shinshoji Temple’s main hall. It is the 165,000 square meters. There are three lakes that are surrounded by beautiful Japanese garden full of cherry blossoms and plum trees. Depending on the seasons, beautiful flowers and foliage can be observed each season. Different shades of the autumn leaves make it a popular must-see spot for tourists.

    Address
    Narita City1, Narita
    URL
    Web Site
  28. 18Minute(s)52Second(s)

  29. 15Omotesando Road

    Omotesando Road is 800 meters,which lies from JR Narita Station to Omotesando Road, leads straight to Narita’s famous Shinshoji Temple. There are inns, restaurants, and numerous souvenir shops. For over 300 years, shopkeepers here have been welcomed visitors to this town. To keep with its history and tradition, it is not out of place here to see kimono-wearing proprietors greeting their customers. Omotesando Road also has countless restaurants which serve the local delicacy of eel cuisine. Narita city opens numerous events throughout the year, and many events are opened on Omotesando street. This place is the perfect place to enjoy and participate in a traditional Japanese festival.

    Address
    Narita CityShopping and dining area between Narita station and Naritasan Shinshoji temple
    URL
  30. 15Minute(s)47Second(s)

  31. 16Narita International Airport Terminals 2 & 3

    Narita International Airport is divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Terminal Building (LCC) depending on the airline to be used.

    Address
    Choshi City1-1 Furugome
    URL
    Web Site

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