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A good old town of Kawagoe, called little Edo

by Yuki
(129) Reviews
8:30h $ 214 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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$ 35.60
Early pick up before 9:30 per group.
$ 26.70
Extra hour per group.
$ 26.70

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

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.

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
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 129 )
Very Good
2 days ago |   by Agnes

“ The best of hakone. ”

He was very good and made the best of the situation. The weather was not suitable for a Mt. fuji itinerary but we had Lake Ashi cruise and the ropeway that ran close to the Volcano. And we went to a beautiful garden. It rained a little bit that day.

Very Good
4 days ago |   by Vivian

“ Mt.Fuji Tour ”

Yuki was a great tour guide and was very attentive to my 7 year old son. He had a tour setup for us but he was flexible enough to accommodate our last minute changes. We enjoyed our tour and it was very memorable.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Shirley

“ Best Memories of Yokohama ”

We enjoyed Yuki as our guide. He is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Our tour was excellent.

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Lisa

“ Clueless in Tokyo ”

My brother and I chose to travel to Tokyo even though we knew very little about the Japanese culture and city. Yuki was extremely helpful and kind. He met us at the train station and escorted us to our hotel and then we began our tour. We had selected 3 locations to tour which included a garden, the government building with an incredible view of Tokyo and the Imperial Palace. Yuki explained many details about all 3 locations. He suggested a Ramen lunch and we went to a place where the locals eat which was quite interesting. I asked Yuki to help me figure out how to get to our tour departure location (cab or subway) the next day and he was extremely helpful. I highly recommend hiring an English speaking tour guide when you arrive in Tokyo if you are unfamiliar with the city because it can be extremely confusing.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Nicole

“ Modern and traditional tour of Tokyo ”

We had a wonderful time touring Tokyo with Yuki. He was thorough, knowledgeable and patient. He knew his way around Tokyo and was able to take us around everywhere. We loved learning about the shinto and Buddhist religions and how they coexist so beautifully. Would definitely recommend touring with him!

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