What to Expect
"Koedo" literally means "Little Edo" which is located about 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo. It's a compact town so quite suitable for one day trip.
Kura-no-machi (old storehouse town) still has the atmosphere of Edo culture. These storehouses were built by carpenters from Edo in Meiji period.
In Koedo Kawagoe you can ...
wear kimono and take a walk in the town. (2,160 Jpy ~ / person )
do sake (rice wine) tasting. (200 Jpy ~ )
stroll in Kura-no-machi and enjoy shopping and eating.
visit Toki-no-kane. (Time Bell Tower)
do some shopping in Penny Candy Alley.
have your hanko (seal) made. (3,500 Jpy ~ / takes 2~3 days, it depends on how busy they are. They can send it to your hotel )
eat eels, soba noodles, udon noodles, sweet potato confectionery. ( Kawagoe has been famous for sweet potatoes. )
visit temples and shrines. (Kitain Temple, Hikawa Shrine etc.) Especially in Kitain Temple you can meet 500 unique stone Buddha statues. (400Jpy)
hire the rickshaw. (2,000 Jpy ~ / person Their service depends on the weather)
buy a nice Japanese hocho ( kitchen knife).
*Some shops will be closed irregularly.
*During high season and weekends, I recommend reservations in advance for kimono and some famous eel restaurants.
Kawagoe sta / Hon-Kwagoe sta - Kitain Temple - Kura-no-machi - Toki-no-kane - Penny Candy Alley - Kawagoe sta / Hon-Kawagoe sta
If you like, you can take the Koedo Loop Bus (500 Jpy for one day ticket) instead of walking.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I'll customize the tour for you. My tour is on a personalized basis so content is flexible.