Home Japan Saitama Tours A good old town of K...

A good old town of Kawagoe, called little Edo

by Yuki
(222) Reviews
8:30h $ 255 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.
read more

Select Date and Travelers

When?
People
254.73 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the 6th person).
$ 55.80
Extra hour per group.
$ 37.20

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.

4.6 (222) Reviews
Excellent
 
73%
Very Good
 
22%
Good
 
5%
Poor
 
0%
Horrible
 
0%

Organized by

Yuki Licensed Guide
(222) Reviews
Contact Yuki Response Time: 3 hs

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 moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays 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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

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 ( 222 )
Mindy Mindy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Awesome guide! ”

My husband and I spent the day with Yuki touring Kamakura. We had a great time with Yuki. He was so know knowledgeable of the area and was so patient with us as we continually stopped to shop and eat (he took us to a great local restaurant too). We had such a great day, one we will remember for a long time. I highly recommend using Yuki and his English was great!

Yuki:

Dear Mindy, Thank you for taking my tour and the review with the rating. Those are my favorite places in Kamakura. I planned to take you a papa & mama restaurant, but I am very glad you liked the other one good with Domburi. Best regards, Yuki

Caren Caren United States ( Family )
Very Good
6 days ago

“ Great tour even in the rain ”

Yuki-San was very knowledgeable in Japanese history and culture, and his English was excellent! In spite of the rain, he planned the day to ensure we got to experience each of our desired destinations. He was very considerate of seniors in our group, always using escalators/elevators when available and attending to their needs.

Yuki:

Dear Caren, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review. Sorry for the poor weather, but you are lucky to observe the wedding at Meiji Shrine. Please give my best regards to your family and relatives. Yuki

Robert Robert Hungary ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Visit of the Imperial Palace ”

He came to pick us up from our hotel, which was very convenient. At the palace, he provided all the informatiom we needed, even showed us slides. After the tour, he suggested a great local restaurant.

Yuki:

Dear Robert, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review. We are now in the rainy season, but the weather was very comfortable without any rain. I enjoyed my lunch at the same restaurant. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Loc Loc United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great experience ”

Yuki was knowledgeable but at the same time flexible to respond to your personal interest. His energy, professionalism and courtesy were all great assets. I recommend Yuki to all visitors in Japan.

Yuki:

Dear Loc, Thank you for taking my tour and write such a nice review. We went to Lake Kawaguchi to see Mt. Fuji in a cloudy day. You were so luck to take a glance of the mountain in such a poor condition. Best regards, Yuki

Patricia Patricia Philippines ( Couple )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Imperial Palace Tour ”

Yuki was great! He was so patient with us and all our many questions. He not only took us on the guided tour but also went out of his way to give us tips on how to easily navigate our way around Tokyo, and more!

Yuki:

Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking my tour and write a review so soon. It was a rainy day, but better than the hot summer days. I am glad that we made the special tour of the Imperial Palace. Please enjoy your stay and foods in Japan. Tower knife on the 4th floor of Soramachi shopping center next to Tokyo Sky Tree is the best place to buy Japanese knives. Best regards, Yuki

More tours by Yuki

Tokyo tour à la carte

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
7h $ 215 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Hakone

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
10h $ 307 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Yokohama

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
7h $ 215 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Kamakura

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
8h $ 246 up to 5 people

One day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
13h $ 372 up to 5 people

Two days Exploration to Hida Takayama and Shirakawago from T...

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
2 days $ 372 up to 5 people

Mt. Fuji viewing tour from Lake Kawaguchi

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
10h $ 307 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Nikko

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
10h $ 307 up to 5 people

Saitama Popular Tours & Activities

Kawagoe Town Walking Tour

(15) Reviews
by Sachimi
8h $ 335 up to 4 people

Visit to Bonsai Village in Saitama

(5) Reviews
by YO
3:30h $ 112 up to 6 people

A good old town of Kawagoe, called little Edo

(222) Reviews
by Yuki
8:30h $ 255 up to 5 people

Amusement Town Koedo Kawagoe !

(1) Reviews
by Katie
3h $ 107 up to 3 people