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A good old town of Kawagoe, called little Edo

by Yuki
(199) Reviews
8:30h $ 244 Price up to 5 people

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.Hikawa shrine which has the largest wooden Torii gate in Japan which was moved from Meiji shrine.
  • 6. Eating snacks and shopping in Kurazukuri street and Kashiya street renovated from old warehouse in Edo period where you can buy genuine Japanese products.
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Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the 6th person).
$ 53.40
Extra hour per group.
$ 35.60

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 they were 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 foods and souvenirs made in Japan,too.

What to Expect

We can visit many traditional temples and shrines developed during Edo period by using 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.

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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.Hikawa shrine which has the largest wooden Torii gate in Japan which was moved from Meiji shrine.
  • 6. Eating snacks and shopping in Kurazukuri street and Kashiya street renovated from old warehouse in Edo period where you can buy genuine Japanese products.

Important

Not available on Mondays.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji will move to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market will stay at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

Kawagoe castle, museums and some shops will be closed on Monday.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation fee of you and guide (about 2,000 JPY per person)
lunch and entrance fee of you and the guide
Depart From
Saitama , Tokyo
Meeting Point
at your hotel
Ending Point
at your hotel
Duration
8:30 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 199 )
John John New Zealand ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Imperial Palace tour ”

Brilliant!!

Yuki:

Dear John, Thank you for taking my tour and writing a review. Best regards, Yuki

Alex Alex United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ A perfect way to tour Tokyo - with Yuki! ”

Yuki is a fine gentleman and very knowledgeable tour guide (his English is excellent) who was able to adjust and tailor our day just as we wanted (even with last minute changes!). He was very helpful and for us the highlight was touring the Imperial Palace and also his amazing suggestion of a great sushi spot in Tsukiji. We avoided some of the busy areas for more traditional under-the-radar areas and got to take in the most of the culture. Yuki was a star and even helped take photos of us on our day. Hopefully he visits London sometime! Thank you Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Alex, Thank you for taking my tour and the nice view of my Tokyo tour. My tour is very flexible for adjusting to the interests of my guests. The Sushi restaurant is different from other places in Tsukiji. I’m glad you and Kim liked it. Enjoy your stay in Japan Yuki

Yen Yen United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Day trip to Hakone ”

Yuki was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations!

Yuki:

Dear Yen, Thank you for writing a review of my tour to Hakone. It was unfortunate that you couldn't see Mt. Fuji but there are nice places such as Lake Ashi and the Open Air Museum. I hope you saw Mt. Fuji during your stay. Best regards, Yuki

Karen Karen Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Imperial Palaca Tour ”

We enjoyed our short tour with Yuki very much. He was very knowledgeable with the area and even with our other inquiries not related to the tour.

Yuki:

Dear Karen, Thank you for writing your review of my tour. It was nice weather and we saw lots of flowers blooming there. Thank you for taking my tour. I hope your children get well soon. Yuki

Antonio Antonio Thailand ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A great guide to visit Hakone! ”

Our experience with Yuki was amazing: he knows perfectly the area and how to move fast there to visit everything in a day without missing any great spot. He proposed us a great tour and we asked him to include a particular Onsen we’d love to see: he included it and was a fantastic experience, having a Hot spring water bath looking to Mount Fuji; it was a memorable day that couldn’t be possible without his knowledge and experience. He even accompanied us to the entry of Chinatown for having dinner after the tour! Yuki is a great professional and a great person too. We’ll always remember this day in Hakone, thanks for everything, Yuki!!!!

Yuki:

Dear Antonio, Thank you for your review of my tour so soon. It was a good experience to have the outdoor bath with you. I will include the bath into my tour. Please give my best regard to your family, too. Yuki

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