The Big Float festival of Sawara

The date

Summer(Gion Matsuri)

July 11 (Fri)- July 13(Sun), 2014

Autumn(Shinjuku Suwa Shrine festival)

October 10(Fri) - October 12(Sun), 2014

The festival is called one of the Kanto three major float festivals, and has the tradition of about 300 years in "Grand festival of Sawara" summer and autumn festival.

A big doll of 4m in height is put to the float.

In the summer festival 10 floats are operated on onogawa's east side region.

On the other hand, 14 floats are operated in Onogawa's west side region in autumn.

Data

Name
The Big Float festival of Sawara
Date
Summer:July 11 (Fri)- July 13(Sun), 2014
Autumn:October 10(Fri) - October 12(Sun), 2014
Place
Sawara-area, Katori City
Time

10:00~22:00

[admission] fee
free
Access

By train : Getting off at Sawara Station, JR Narita-line. And 15 minutes on foot

Please confirm the JR timetable.

By car : Higashi Kanto Expressway, 10 minutes from Sawara-Katori exit

By High-way bus: Kanto Railways Green Bus from Tokyo Station for Hokota-station, getting off at Yasaka.

Keisei bus, from Hamamatsu-cho, or Tokyo-station, by way of Sawara, for Choshi. Getting off at Sawara station north exit, and 20 minutes on foot.

Parking

free, for 1000 standard-sized cars (on the Tonegawa-river terrace)

The shuttle ships are plied to the festival district. :Adult round trip 1,000 yen, Child 500 yen 9:30-21:00

Inquiries
Sawara Tourist Association tel.0478-52-6675

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