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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 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.

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.
  •   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.

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

162.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person including a child and a baby ). 18.00 USD

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.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

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

Important

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

Extras (optional)

extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person including a child and a baby ). 18.00 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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Steve
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ Tour Guide for Kyoto ”

Yuki is a great tour guide. Knowledgeable and courteous. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of a guide in Japan

Yuki:
Dear Steve, Thank you for writing a review. I am very glad to know that you and your family enjoyed my tour to Kyoto. I made this tour for those who want to visit Kyoto within one day from Tokyo. The Shinkansen made this possible. Best regards, Yuki

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Angeline
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Great service from Yuki ”

Yuki is a very kind and patient tour guide. He did his job very well in explaining the history, details and the story of the tourist spots. Besides, he was very patient to take care of my trip that consists of 5 young kids. Highly recommended!

Yuki:
Dear Angeline, Thank you for writing the review while you are still in Japan. I feel your are much patient than me. Please enjoy Disney land tomorrow with your family and friends. Please give my best regards, to other members, too. Yuki

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Karin
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Germany

“ Great Day - Great Guide ”

I wanted to see Mt Fuji, the ice caves and walk through the woods. Prior before the tour, Yuki made us aware that the weather might be very bad and if I want I can change the date for the tour. As I could not change the date, I confirmed that I still want to do the planned tour. Unfortunately the weather was so bad, that we were not able to go up Mt Fuji. Yuki made us aware during our train ride. He was so pro active and creating an instand change in the tour that we got the most out of the day. We saw the caves, a little original village, great original food, and a fantastic walk through the forrest. He was very knowledgeable and it was fun to be with him. I would recommend him as a tour guide and book him anytime again. Thank you Yuki for a great day

Yuki:
Dear Karin, Thank you very much for your great review ! I am glad you enjoyed my tour although we can not see Mt.Fuji. It was my first time to visit the caves and Aokigahara forest. You helped me to expand my tour. Please give my best regards to your husband. Yuki

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MICHELLE
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Excellent service ”

Yuki is very nice and very passionate about his work. He answered all our questions.

Yuki:
Dear Michelle, Thank you for writing the review for Zita. It is my great pleasure to know she enjoyed my tour. I am impressed she took so many pictures during the half day tour at Asakusa, Skytree and Tokyo tower. Please give my best regards to Zita and her husband and daughter.

Helen Grace Helen
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ BIRTHDAY TRIP @ HAKONE ”

He is smart and patient. He was super helpful especially when we needed to retrieve our bags left at the Shinkansen train. He is honest. What should I expect on our trip was been discussed in our emails. Specifically, the value of our Hakone trip with Yuki-san is cheaper than other tourist guide.

Yuki:
Dear Helen, Thank you for writing the review of our tour ! I feel sorry for you to miss Mt.Fuji, I hope you could see it on someother day. You have a wonderful family, I enjoyed to travel with them,too. Best regards, Yuki.

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