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SANO

Highlights of Sano City

Sano city (佐野市) is situated on the edge of Kanto plain 80km north of Tokyo. Due to its unique location, Sano was a strategic location for warlords of the 10th century.

Sano is mostly know for its Ramen (Sano Ramen / 佐野ラーメン), and Outlet mall. However there are many other hidden gems.

Founded in 1673, Dai-ichi Shuzo (第一酒造)is the oldest Sake brewery in the region.  And Tenmyo Imono (天明鋳物)is the longest ongoing iron casting tradition in Japan which started here more than 1,000 years ago. Both offer unique experiences not found in Tokyo.

In spring and autumn, seasonal flowers and colors can be enjoyed on the hiking trail on Mt. Karasawa (唐沢山) where visitors can also discover remains of the old mountain castle.

Access

From Tokyo

  • 1h 30min from by train. (Tobu Line)
  • 1h 40min from by train. (JR Line)
  • 1h 40min from by Highway bus.
  • 1h 30min drive by car

From Airports

  • 2h from Haneda Int. Airport (Bus)
  • 2h from Narita Itn. Airport (Bus)
  • 2h from Ibaraki Airport (Car)

From Main Stations

  • Sano Sta. (JR & Tobu Railway)
  • Sano-shi Sta. (Tobu Railway)

Things to DO

Visit a brewery

Sano has 3 sake breweries including the oldest brewery in the region.

Go Shopping at the Outlet Mall

Sano is a popular destination for shopping at the Sano Premium Outlet Mall.

Visit a Tenmyo Imono Master

Meet one of the Tenmyo Imono Masters and learn how iron casting is made.

Places to EAT

Enjoy Sano Ramen

With its distinctive wrinkled noodles and Soy source based soup, Sano is home to some 160 Ramen stores and is a must visit destination for Ramen lovers in Japan.

COENA Cafe

A small European style restaurant with delicious homemade food prepared with local ingredients hand-picked by our chef.

Places to STAY

Western Style Hotel

There are many western style hotels in Sano.

Want prices? Find the full list of hotels in Sano on Booking.com here.

Unique Accomodation

Wondered what Primitive life was like? Sano offers unique accommodation where you can stay in replicas of homes from 5,000 years ago.

Candeo Hotels

Type: 3 star Business Hotel

Location: Near Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal.

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Hotel Sunroute

Type: 3 star Business Hotel

Location: Near Sano Train Station

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Select inn

Type: Budget Business Hotel

Location: Near Sano Train Station

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Useful links for Sano City

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