Overview

Tako Town (多古町 -machi) is a small rice farming town of about 15,000 people. The town is surrounded by low lying hills and run through by the Kuriyama River. Further out, the town is sandwiched between the cities of Sosa (10 minutes drive), Tomisato (15 - 20 minutes drive) and the international city of Narita (25 - 30 minutes drive). A shuttle bus service connects residents to Narita Airport and the train system there for Narita, Chiba and Tokyo.

Festivals, Events, Tourist Spots


Nanohana Matsuri (菜の花祭り)
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last Sunday in April
A small festival running along the riverside celebrating the nanohana, one of Chiba's famous items. There is a large flea market and a field of nanohana, some of which you can take home.
Ajisai Matsuri (あじさい祭り)
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last Sunday in June
A festival celebrating the coming of the beautiful ajisai flowers (hydrangeas) up and down the Kuriyama River. Large parts of the festival are staffed by the local junior high school students. There are boats plying up and down the river which you can ride for 300 yen. This year they even had a bamboo rollercoaster!
Tako Gion Matsuri (多古祇園祭り)
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July 25/26
The big one. This festival takes place in the town's center and features lots of food stalls and beautiful dashi (huge floats) being pulled around by groups of young people. The fireworks display is impressive!
Cosmos Festival (コスモス祭り)
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last Sunday in September
Much like the Nanohana festival, the Cosmos festival celebrates the coming of the very pretty Cosmos flowers. Food stalls and a flea market line the Kuriyama River and a couple of fields across the road are filled with Cosmos for you to take home.
Nichihon-ji Temple (日本寺)

香取郡多古町南中1820-1
1820-1 Minami-naka, Tako-machi, Katori-gun (Access)

Restaurants


Name
Genre
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Tako Pizza
Pizza





Pizza and burger restaurant. A Frenchman making Italian food in rural Japan!
Gusto (ガスト)
Family Restaurant






Jyaare
Izakaya






Hanamura
Izakaya






China House







Kamiya Shiten
Soba





(1000 yen unagi and 500 yen plates of curry!)
Tensuzu
Tempura






Warazo
Yakiniku





great yakiniku restaurant

Daily Life Resources


Shopping/Supermarkets

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes







Government Offices

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Tako Town Hall (役場 yakuba)

香取郡多古町多古584
584 Tako, Tako-machi, Katori-gun


Post Offices



The main one is on Route 74 in the middle of town, near the Community Plaza
The smaller one (Minami PO) is opposite the police station, near Tako Dai Ichi Elementary School

Community Plaza (コミュニティプラザ)

香取郡多古町多古2855
2855 Tako, Tako-machi, Katori-gun

The Community Plaza offers a wide range of 'circles' for people to join, including: - pottery, Japanese calligraphy, taichi (taikyokuken), yoga, pair dancing, flower arranging, tea ceremony etc.The staff at the plaza can help you organize a trial viewing. You will more than likely be able to join in!
- the town's library is also currently housed in the Community Plaza after 2011's earthquake damaged the original building.
- the Community Plaza also has a beautiful new concert hall featuring performances regularly.

Medical


Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Kokuho Tako Central Hospital
(国保多古中央病院 kokuho tako chuou byouin)
Weekdays
15:00-19:00
Sat, Sun, Holidays
13:00-19:00
香取郡多古町多古388-1
388-1 Tako, Tako-machi, Katori-gun















Car Stuff and Places to Park


Transportation

Buses

Local Tips and Tricks/Misc.



External Links