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SAWARA NO TAISAI AKI MATSURI

Oct 7 to Oct 9

Sawara-no-Taisai Aki Matsuri Festival, Katori, Chiba Pref. The festival, which has a 300-year history, is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. It features a parade of 12 beautifully sculptured floats with huge dolls on tops from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The festival's highlight is when all the floats get together, and Sawara-bayashi (festival music) is demonstrated on the floats from 6 p.m. on the 8th.

 

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Temporary Limited Express Sawara Aki Matsuri-Go on the JR Narita Line leaves JR Shinjuku Sta. at 8:49 a.m. for JR Sawara Sta.

 

For returning to Tokyo, the train departs from JR Sawara Sta. at 3:57 p.m. (arrival time at JR Shinjuku Sta.: 5:54 p.m.) on Oct. 8th and 9th.

 

www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

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Taken on October 11, 2009