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Katori(香取市) is a city in Chiba (prefecture), Japan. March 27, 2006 the city of Sawara and the towns of Omigawa, Yamada and Kurimoto merged to form the city of Katori. As of 2006 it had a population of around 86,000 people and an area of 262.31km².

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  • Katori Jingu Shrine
  • Historical Street - An area along Onogawa River in Sawara with merchant houses and tradesmen's houses from Edo and Meiji eras. It has been selected by the National Government as an important traditional building group preservation district and has been used as a backdrop for several TV shows.
  • Ino Tadataka Memorial Hall - Located on the historical street. Ino Tadataka is famous for creating the first scientific, highly accurate maps of Japan.







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