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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

163.80 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person more than five. 18.20 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. 18.20 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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Reviews

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Elizabeth
3 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Yuki was amazing ”

This was our first trip to Japan and we hired Yuki for three full days of touring us around Tokyo. He came to our apartment on time each morning to pick us up and took us to our planned events for the day. He even helped pick restaurants that suited our dietary needs. He also made sure we returned to our apartment without getting lost. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Yuki for anything you plan to do in Tokyo.

Yuki:
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your complement. I am glad that you enjoyed my tours including the private hot bath in Hakone. It was a good memory for me too. Best regards, Yuki.

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Gerri
5 days ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ 3 Days with Yuki ”

We spent 3 days with Yuki in Tokyo. We were lucky to see Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi when the clouds lifted. What a spectacular sight! We visited the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, and Yuki was very informative about Japanese history as we walked the area. We also visited the Samurai Museum, Meiji Shrine, and Sengakuji Temple. The Tsukiji sushi lunch was the best! During the planning process for these 3 days, Yuki was very helpful, flexible, and accommodating. He responded to my questions promptly and even went out of his way to find a specialty nori for us. Thank you, Yuki, for showing us Tokyo and Lake Kawaguchi.

Yuki:
Dear Gerri, Thank you for writting your review. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Yuki.

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Gurpreet
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia

“ Excellent Service and Memorable time ”

Thank You Yuki San for the excellent time and the details that you shared with us. It was truly remarkable the way you took us around the city and it felt as if a friend was showing us around. Would recommend you highly to anyone visiting Japan

Yuki:
Dear Gurpreet, Thank you for your review. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my tour very much. Best regrardsm Yuki

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Marissa
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Pleasant and accommodating tour ”

Yuki is very kind and personal in his approach of the tour. He kindly accompany us to the doctor due to my son's allergy before going to the proper tour. It was very personal and accommodating and we greatly appreciate it. His knowledge of the places to go in our limited time in Tokyo helped us appreciate the beauty and culture of Japan.

Yuki:
Thank you for writting the review. It is always my pleasure to help you to enjoy your tour. I hope you and your son have enjoyed skiing at Ozawa.

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Julianty
1 month ago , ( Friends ) , From: Singapore

“ Day trip in Tokyo ”

I like the free and easy option, and Yuki-san brought us to some nice place for lunch. Although I believe, there is lack of information in general.

Yuki:
Dear Julianty, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry for not explaning enough. Best regards, Yuki.

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