Katori(香取市) is a city in Chiba (prefecture), Japan. In 2006 the city of Sawara (佐原) and the towns of Omigawa (小見川), Yamada (山田) and Kurimoto (栗源) merged to form the city of Katori.

Get in

Festival in Katori

There is a once daily bus from JR Akihabara (Tokyo) station [9:20 AM Dept.] to JR Sawara station [11:27 AM Arriv.], costing 3500 yen. Sawara to Akihabara bus departs at 3:40 PM and arrives at 5:45 PM. There are also several buses a day between Sawara station and Katori Jingu.

Get around

Katori is not set up like a normal city that starts at a single spot and spreads out. It is several population spots that merged their local governments, so all of the parts are spread out. The only easy way to travel between all the parts is to drive. You can get around each part easily by bike. A bike rental shop is a two-minute walk from the train station.


Katori Jingu Shrine


Sawara Matsuri in Autumn


There are 2 sake factories near the historial road area with free tours and free samples.


There are 2 business hotels in Sawara.


Katori City Commerce and Tourism Section: Tel.: +81-478-50-1212 (English)

Suigo Sawara Tourist Association TEL.0478-52-6675

Go next

Routes through Katori

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