Katori(香取市) is a city in Chiba (prefecture), Japan. March 27, 2006 the city of Sawara (佐原) and the towns of Omigawa (小見川), Yamada (山田) and Kurimoto (栗源) 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.
Katori is not set up like a normal city that starts at a single spot and spreads out. It is several population spots that merged their local governments, so all of the parts are spread out. The only easy way to travel between all the parts is to drive. You can get around each part easily by bike, but I am unaware of any bicycle rental shops.
There are 2 business hotels in Sawara.
Katori City Hall Department of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism TEL.0478-54-1111
Suigo Sawara Tourist Association TEL.0478-52-6675