Sawara is a classic trading town northeast of Tokyo. It was a major outpost for soy sauce and other goods shipped by river to the capital of Edo (Tokyo), and it was so prosperous that it came to be known as "Little Edo." One of the most impressive Edo-era festival parades was and still is held here, and people flock to see the impressive floats being carried through the town’s narrow streets. This museum displays many of the ‘dashi’ floats for visitors to get an up-close look at the craftsmanship that goes into both the carrier, and the stunning figures on top. The festival is held in both July and October, but you can enjoy the museum all year round.
3368 Sawara-I, Katori City (within the precincts of Yasaka Shrine)
(About 15 minutes on foot from JR Sawara Station)
- Handicap toilet
- Wheelchair rentals
- Written communication for the hearing impaired
- Service dogs permitted