The Big Float festival of Sawara
July 13 (Fri)- July 15(Sun), 2012
Autumn(Shinjuku Suwa Shrine festival)
October 12 (Fri) - October 14(Sun), 2012
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 ten 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.
- The Big Float festival of Sawara
- Summer：July 13 (Fri)- July 15(Sun), 2012
- Autumn：October 12 (Fri) - October 14(Sun), 2012
- Sawara-area, Katori City
- [admission] fee
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.
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
- Katori City Office tel.0478-50-1212
- Sawara Tourist Association tel.0478-52-6675