Coffee Shop in Kawagoe

by Noriko

Shimano Coffee at Taisho Roman St. in Kawagoe has western facade, which was built in 1933.  Taisho period started in 1912, and continued until 1926.  Japan learned a lot from Western countries including architecture after Meiji Restoration in 1868.  This Taisho Roman St. has many Western style houses that indicates how hard Japanese people worked to learn Western culture in the late 19th century.


Coffee Shop in KawagoeCoffee Shop in Kawagoe

03 Feb 2016

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My name is Noriko Nagura. I am a government-certified tour guide. I now live in Saitama. What I especially like about Saitama is Kawagoe city. Kawagoe is full of history and culture -- traditional kura-zukuri houses, Kawagoe castle, gorgeous portable shrines used at Kawagoe festival, Kita-in temple that was loved and taken care of by Ieyasu Tokugawa and Iemitsu Tokugawa, famous shoguns in Edo period (from 1603 to 1867).

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