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Amusement Town Koedo Kawagoe !

by Katie
3h $ 107 Price up to 3 people

Highlights

  • Kura-no-machi (old storehouse town) - stroll in the Edo Period townscape and enjoy shopping and eating
  • Kitain Temple - unique 500 stone Buddha statues who have humorous expressions
  • Kashiya-Yokocho (Penny Candy Alley) - traditional Showa Period sweet shops
  • Toki-no-kane (Time Bell Tower)

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106.95 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 32.55
Extra person.
$ 18.60
Hotel pick up (inside of JR Yamanote Line).
$ 46.50

Overview

Enjoy your half day or full day in Koedo Kawagoe which has Edo period atmosphere.
It's just 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train.

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.

Sample course
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.

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Organized by Katie

Licensed Guide

Highlights

  • Kura-no-machi (old storehouse town) - stroll in the Edo Period townscape and enjoy shopping and eating
  • Kitain Temple - unique 500 stone Buddha statues who have humorous expressions
  • Kashiya-Yokocho (Penny Candy Alley) - traditional Showa Period sweet shops
  • Toki-no-kane (Time Bell Tower)

Important

not 2 days in a row

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
entrance fee (you and guide) : Kitain-Shrine 400jpy/person
transportation fee (you and guide) : From Ikebukuro to Kawagoe (Tobu Tojo Line) 470jpy/person one-way
From Seibu Shinjuku to Hon-Kawagoe (Seibu Shinjuku Line) 500jpy/person one-way
lunch (you and guide) : Japanese snacks will be about 200jpy or more / Lunch will be about 1000jpy or more (for example soba noodles, udon noodles or ramen will be around 1000jpy but sushi will be more )

Depart From
Saitama , Tokyo
Meeting Point
Kawagoe sta ( JR Line / Tobu Line ) or Hon-Kawagoe sta ( Seibu Line )
Ending Point
In Koedo Kawagoe
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 3 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Access

From Ikebukuro sta to Kawagoe sta - take Tobu Tojo Line / Approx. 30 min by express
From Takadanobaba sta to Hon-Kawagoe sta - take Seibu Shinjuku Line / Approx. 60 min by express

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.

About Katie


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Dear Travelers ! I'm KAORU. (English name : Katie)
I love mountain climbing as you see in my photo and also traveling.
Now I'm teaching English at vocational school as a part-time teacher, but used to be a tour guide to take Japanese tourists abroad.
Why did I become a national certificated guide ?
I'd love to introduce real Japan to you foreign people. I think there are a wide variety of people, customs, places, foods ... in your country. Vice versa in my country !
I'd like you to meet real Japan not only Tokyo or Kyoto but also suburbs and countryside.
Please come to visit Japan and see me ! Find different sides of Japan ! read more


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