Chiba_Sawara city

I am an English guide in charge of
Sawara City, Chiba.


Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.


Sawara City, Chiba : From Narita Airport about one hour westbound JR train ride will take you to Sawara Station. Sawara prospered along with the Onogawa River, a hub for transporting rice, soy source and miso to the city of Edo(current Tokyo) from northern Japan during the Edo era(1600~1868). Sawara has managed to preserve a touch of the Edo area. Fringed with willows the town gives you nostalgic view with tranquil atmosphere. Along the side of the river you will enjoy the traditional warehouses and houses, some of which now operate as souvinor shops and restaurants. You will visit a municipal museum that keeps Sawara’s famous grand festival floats. Tour also includes visits to a 200-year-old sake winery and Katori Shrine, built well before the 8th century.

















My personal information


  For the first 3 years since I became a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in 2012, I worked as an interpreter in business scene because of my business experiences in oil & chemical import and trading and international business administration for a silicon wafer manufacturing corporation. I worked in NYC for a total of 8 years and then 2 years in Singapore. Through these global experiences I enjoyed both different cultures and friendships with a lot people. Business and conference organizanizers, after business engagement , started to ask me for conducting attendees short tours before their departure. I have started to enjoy guiding because it helps boost cultural exchanges. In addition guiding requires walking which helps improve my health as well. I hope you enjoy cultural exchange with Japanese through my guiding tour.


Guide Fee


Up to 2 persons with 6 hours , US$150 ; an additional of US$30 per person up to 6 persons (US$270 for a group of 6), basically walking in the town , but to Katori Shrine we may take public bus or cab or JR(one station away) ; if escorting from the airport or Narita Station or nearby hotels required as additional of US$50 per a group needed, in any case all the transportation and meals expenses of travellers are at travelers’ own expenses , but no additional charge required even if the tour and escort complete within 8 hours. (any of the above fees is also payable in equivalent Japanese yen)


Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.


Voices of Customers


  We enjoyed it and thank you for a very interesting tour. Your answers were to the point , comparing the difference in culture , traditions and historical path or events and way of thinking or “viewpoint” between your culture and ours, I mean western culture. (a group from Canada)


Other Spots


Welcome you to other spots with my guiding.


Ueno Park & Ameya-Yokochō

Narita-san Shinshō-ji



How to request my service


If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform of my code (e12NNS205ENG) .

ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.


I am looking forward to your request.

Thank you.