Chiba | 6.0h
A Historic Tour of the Mysterious Lives of Samurai in Sakura
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Visit an area rich in samurai history and enjoy its natural beauty.


Sakura City, an hour away from the center of Tokyo, was once a castle town. Sakura Castle no longer exists today, but was home to samurai 400 years ago. Samurai, Japanese warriors, with swords on their hips, used to rule the land and the people in various areas of Japan. Sakura City is still covered in traces of this historic period; the samurai period, with the ruins of Sakura Castle, large houses that once belonged to samurai and a museum of Japanese swords - aka the souls of samurai. Sakura has a wonderful natural environment which has stayed unchanged since this time. Enjoy a refreshing walk around Sakura Castle Ruins Park, and a day away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

Highlights


・Tsukamoto Art Museum is a museum dedicated to Japanese swords.
・Visit large houses that were once owned by samurai.
・Visit Magata Shrine, known to be a "power spot".
・The bamboo forest is a great place to take photographs.
・Enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds of Sakura Castle Ruins Park.
・Learn all about Japanese history right up to modern day at the National Museum of Japanese History, the biggest history museum in Japan.

Attractions


・Tsukamoto Art Museum
・Magata Shrine
・Samurai houses in Sakura
・Hiyodori Hill
・Sakura Castle Ruins Park
・National Museum of Japanese History

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・Tsukamoto Art Museum is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
・The tea shop, Sankeitei is only open on Sundays.
・If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.

Expenses Not Included

Please bring at least ¥700 with you (per person) on the day to cover your travel expenses, entrance fees and other necessary costs.
(*money for souvenir shopping is not included)

Meeting Point

By the ticket gate at Keisei-Sakura Station

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