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Overview

If you want to visit somewhere remains good old days of Japan, Kawagoe is the place to go. This local town is called little Edo as there are many houses restored as it is in Edo period and it has been very popular among Japanese. You can visit many traditional temples and shrines and it will be the place for shopping souvenirs made in Japan,too.

Highlights

  •   1. Nakain temple founded in 830 by a grand Buddhist priest named Ennin. This temple resembles those in Kyoto with gardens and graves.
  •   2. Kitain temple meaning much happiness, used to be northern part of a temple of esoteric Buddhist sect of Tendai together with Nakain. It is optional but the special room in Edo castle and 500 statues of Rakan is worth visiting by paying 400 JPY.
  •   3. Eating Kawagoe's specialty such as Japanese noodle with tempura or BBQ eel for lunch from 1000 to 2000 JPY.
  •   4. Walking in the main house of Kawagoe castle with a Japanese garden. Entrance fee is 100 JPY.
  •   5. Eating snacks and shopping in Kurazukuri street and Kashiya street renovated from old warehouse in Edo period where you can buy genuine Japanese products.

Information

City Saitama
Depart From Saitama , Tokyo
Meeting Point at your hotel
Ending Point at your hotel
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
8:30h
When?

People

158.40 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person more than five. 17.60 USD

What to Expect

We can visit many traditional temples and shrines developed during Edo period by using shuttle buses.
The good old days of Japan remains in the street called Kurazukuri where old warehouses are renovated into specialty shops.
Genuine Japanese products such as sweets and rice crackers are sold in those shops.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch and entrance fee

Extras (optional)

extra person more than five. 17.60 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation cost ?

It is about 1500 JPY including the train from Tokyo and buses at Kawagoe

How much is the entrance fee ?

Most places are free to enter.
It is optional but the entrance fee of both special room in Edo castle and 500 statues of Rakan in Kitain temple is 400 JPY and that of Kawagoe castle is 100 JPY.

What is the time schedule of the tour ?

Typical schedule is as follows.
10:00 hotel pick up
10:00-11:00 Train to Kawagoe
11:30-12:30 Nakain temple and Kitain temple
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Kotobukian
14:00-14:30 Kawagoe castle
15:00-17:00 Kurazukuri street and Kashiya street
17:30-18:30 Train to your hotel

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William
3 days ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful day. ”

Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Plus a real nice person.

Yuki:
Dear Bill, Thank you for your review. It was a very cold day, please come again in spring ! Please give my best regards to your wife and friends.

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Dalilah
5 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Beyond expectations ”

Thank you Yuki san for making our Mt Fuji trip so memorable. As a first time visitor of Tokyo, Yuki took care of everything and all we had to do was show up at the lobby. Learning what we wanted to do and see, Yuki was very accommodating and even suggested other things we could do whilst in Tokyo, getting the details for us. Without these tips we could have missed more! Thank you Yuki, I'll look you up again when I visit Tokyo next time!

Yuki:
DEar Dalilah, Thank you very much for your quick and great review. The view of Mt.Fuji was just mangificent as we have switched the date of our tour. It was my first time to use a tour taxi and it made our tour very efficient. This tour helps me to improve my tour, too. Please come to Japan in other season.

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Zeynep
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Great Tour of Tokyo's Highlights ”

Mr. Yuki did a great job customizing a tour for us. A week prior to our trip, we decided on three spots together based on our interests. Mr. Yuki replied to his emails almost immediately, which made this process so much easier. At the last minute, we had to change our meeting location but Mr. Yuki was very understanding. He lent us subway cards for the day which made traveling between sites so much easier. We weren't familiar with Japanese traditions at all. He did a great job explaining Japan's history, customs and traditions. He was very knowledgeable. He patiently answered all of the questions we had about Japan. This was an all day tour and we had a lot of questions! Also, we wanted to have lunch specifically at the Palace Hotel and he was very accommodating about that too. At the end of the tour, I felt that we learned more about Tokyo than we could have ever figured out ourselves by going to the sites with just a travel book. We definitely recommend Mr. Yuki. We only had one day to spend in Tokyo, but he made sure that day was spent productively.

Yuki:
Dear Zeynep, Thank you so much for writing such a specific review. It was my pleasure answering guestions about Japan. I am very glad that you learned something through my tour. There are too many places to visit on a day, please come again during other seasons. Please give my best regards to your family.

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Laurie
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Fun in Japan ”

We did two tours with Yuki and he was great for both. Yuki was very patient and accommodating as we shopped - our favorite thing to do. He customized our tours according to our preferences and even took us to places not included on his regular tour. We enjoyed his company so much that by the second day, Yuki felt like part of our family. Thanks, Yuki. Hope you enjoyed the chocolate macadamia nut treats from Hawaii!

Yuki:
Thank you for your review, Laurie. I was very happy to see your family enjoy shopping at Kuratsukuri street in Kawagoe and at Komachi strret in Kamakura. Sorry for the long wait for eel lunch and for the hot Indian curry for your mother. Please give my best regards to your family.

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Judy
2 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ First Day in Tokyo ”

We hired Yuki to meet us at Haneda Airport and help us navigate the public transit system to our AirBnB. He helped us get settled, purchase public transit cards, and reviewed our itinerary so that we would know how to get around for the remainder of our trip. He also helped us make reservations and picked up tickets for us for later in our trip. He also took us to a few tourist locations. Meeting with Yuki on our first day made us feel comfortable and settled in for the rest of the trip.

Yuki:
Dear Judy, Thank you for your review. It was my first time to pickup at Haneda and to visit Tsukiji fishmarket in the morning. I was very happy when your family enjoyed shopping and tried many Japanese food there. Since you had asked me many places you wanted visit, I had not decided places for the afternoon. After eating Ramen, I took you to the observatory in Shinjuku and your sister liked the toy park very much and you found a free market near by. It was a great time for me, too. Best regards, Yuki.

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