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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.

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)

Information

City Saitama
Depart From Saitama , Tokyo
Meeting Point Kawagoe sta ( JR Line / Tobu Line ) or Hon-Kawagoe sta ( Seibu Line )
Ending Point In Koedo Kawagoe
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 3h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 3
not 2 days in a row

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Booking
3h
When?

People

99.00 USD

total price for up to 3 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour . 27.00 USD
extra person. 18.00 USD
Hotel pick up (inside of JR Yamanote Line). 45.00 USD

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) *Now under restoration till October in 2016.
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.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

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


Extras (optional)

extra hour . 27.00 USD
extra person. 18.00 USD
Hotel pick up (inside of JR Yamanote Line). 45.00 USD

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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