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Sawara has a scenic traditional townscape (merchant buildings) along the Ono River near JR Sawara Station (Narita Line).
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Map of the traditional townscape along the Ono River. I started from the Kaiun Bridge on the right of this map.
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Leaping carp or maybe sea bream.
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Ono River has these little statues of the Gods of Good Fortune. Sawara, Katori, Chiba.
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Bench
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A few buildings were in need of repair.
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Sake merchant
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Sake merchant
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Sawara, Katori, Chiba
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Traditional townscape in Sawara, Katori, Chiba Prefecture.
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Sawara has some old signs like this one for Fanta soda.
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Traditional boat rides on Ono River operated by cute grandmas.
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Shuttle boats (¥1,300 roundtrip) and tour boats (¥500) are busy on Ono River during the spring and autumn festival time.
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Traditional boat rides on Ono River.
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Traditional boat rides on Ono River.
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About the Shojo Soy Sauce Shop established in 1800.
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Uedaya Hardware Store
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About Uedaya Hardware Store founded by a merchant from Gamo, Shiga Prefecture. Still in business.
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Tobacco and Tea Shop
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About the Tobacco and Tea Shop
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Traditional townscape in Sawara, Katori, Chiba Prefecture.
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Oil merchant
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About the oil merchant
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Modern phone booth
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Jaja Bridge
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Boat dock at the other end of the river.
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About Kinsei Japanese textile shop
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Jaja Bridge (Toyohashi Bridge) in Sawara, Chiba.
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About Jaja Bridge (Toyohashi Bridge) in Sawara, Chiba.
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Jaja Bridge (Toyohashi Bridge) in Sawara, Chiba has a waterfall.
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Boat dock for boat rides on Ono River.
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Manhole in Sawara, Katori, Chiba. River fish and irises.
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About Sawara's traditional townscape.
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Ino Tadataka's former residence in Sawara, Chiba is open to the public.
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Open hours of Ino Tadataka's former residence.
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Ino Tadataka was a geographical surveyor who was the first to use modern scientific surveying methods to produce very accurate maps of Japan known as Inoh maps.
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Layout of Ino Tadataka's former residence.
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Monument for Ino Tadataka at his former residence.
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Statue of Ino Tadataka at his former residence.
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Inside the entrance foyer of Ino Tadataka's former residence. Japanese-style home.
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Ino Tadataka's former residence is quite spacious.
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka's former residence
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Ino Tadataka Memorial Hall, a local museum. Photography was not allowed inside.
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