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Kawagoe One-day Tour

by Aki
(7) Reviews
7h $ 208 Price up to 4 people


  • Kita-in Temple
  • Lunch in Kawagoe
  • Kurazukuri (warehouse-styled houses/shops) Street
  • Kashiya Yokocho (Penny Candy Lane)
  • Kurari - souvenir shops
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208.32 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.04
Extra person.
$ 6.51
Extra child.
$ 2.79


This is a one-day tour* visiting Kawagoe in Saitama, starting from your hotel in Tokyo.
(*If you can meet me at Kawagoe, pls refer to "Half-day Tour.")
It takes about 30 minutes from Ikebukuro by train. You will find out why Kawagoe is called "Little Edo" after exploring this area.
If you have experienced Tokyo sightseeing before, Kawagoe is the next place I would recommend.

What to Expect

Kawagoe is a city in Saitama, and used to be a very important place in Saitama as a trade partner of Edo. You can still see a traditional and unique atmosphere. It takes only 30 minutes from Ikebukuro by train, so if you have experienced a sightseeing in Tokyo and don’t have enough time to visit Nikko, Kamakura, or Hakone, Kawagoe is the second place that I must recommend for a day trip.

4.8 (7) Reviews
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  • Kita-in Temple
  • Lunch in Kawagoe
  • Kurazukuri (warehouse-styled houses/shops) Street
  • Kashiya Yokocho (Penny Candy Lane)
  • Kurari - souvenir shops


We walk a lot, so please wear comfortable shoes.
KAWAGOE DISCOUNT PASS : 700 yen (trains between Ikebukuro Kawagoe)
KAWAGOE DISCOUNT PASS Premium : 950 (trains between Ikebukuro Kawagoe, and bus rides in Kawagoe)

Kita-in Temple admission : 400 yen

Lunch : approximately 1000 to 2000 yen

What‘s included
Guide fee
Hotel pick-up in 23 wards of Tokyo
What‘s not included
- Transportation fee (For you & your guide)
KAWAGOE DISCOUNT PASS : 700 yen (trains between Ikebukuro Kawagoe) per person
KAWAGOE DISCOUNT PASS Premium : 950 (trains between Ikebukuro Kawagoe, and bus rides in Kawagoe) per person
Taxi is sometimes cheaper (per person), and you can save time depending on the situation.

- Lunch (For you & your guide) : approximately 1000 yen to 2000 yen per person

- Your admission fee for Kita-in Temple (400 yen)

* I recommend you bring cash in Japanese yen, too, because some restaurants and shops still don't accept credit cards, and we need it for transportation.
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
7 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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 ( 7 )
Tricia Tricia United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Tour assistance ”

Aki was so helpful and friendly!!! She absolutely went above and beyond and did everything in her power to make our visit spectacular!!! She was unbelievable thoughtful and helpful beyond anything I could have expected. I don’t think it would be possible to find a better guide and wholeheartedly recommend her and cannot possibly express how thankful we are to have met her and worked with her!!!


I enjoyed our communication from the very beginning, and learned a lot from you, too. If this trip became a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience for you, I’m *super* happy!! Thank you for finding me as a guide, and it means a lot for me. I hope I can see you again someday either in Japan, US, or maybe in other country!? Please take care and enjoy the rest of your trip!! Aki

Cezanne Cezanne United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful time with Aki ”

We only had a short time with Aki. I had her take my family (husband and 2 teenage daughters) to the Glico Factory tour which only accepts reservations in Japanese. She went out of her way in providing directions on how to meet her before we left on our trip and delivered more information at our hotel when we arrived in Tokyo. The tour was in Japanese and she translated for us even translating the Quiz questions for us as we played a game there. She actually visited the factory a week prior to our arrival to familiar herself with it so she can make our experience more enjoyable. Her English is excellent and was so personable and sweet. I so enjoyed our time with her and most definitely hire her again if we go back to Japan.


I’m glad that I could be of help to cross out one of the places on your “To-do in Japan” list;-) Glico is a place of a good memory for my family, too, but I’m surprised that the factory tour is not really opened for international guests. I thought it was great that you could reach the information even though it was not available in English. So I really wanted to find out the way how I could take my non-Japanese guests. The tour with you was short, but I really enjoyed the conversation with you, your husband, and your two beautiful daughters! I wish I had more time to take you around. Please make another list when you come back to Japan next time (^^) Aki

Paul Paul South Africa ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ 1 day personalized tour of Tokyo ”

Aki is very sweet and tried very hard to make our day special


Hi Paul, Thank you for your lovely message and review! I enjoyed your company very much. I hope you had a good rest and relaxing time with your family after traveling for many days. Did the new shoes for Marcelle fit better? I’m very sorry that I couldn’t find a good one quicker during our tour. Please give my best regards to her as well, and hope to see you both again someday ;-) Aki

Daniel Daniel Australia ( Family )
8 months ago

“ Fantastic Day Trip in Tokyo ”

Aki was well prepared and thoughtful throughout the day. She planned for us and took into consideration time for rest for my father. She ensured that we had a great time and in no way did we feel rush or pressured for the next destination. Thank you Aki and we hope to meet you again!


Thank you for your kind words! I tried my best to plan the tour enjoyable and relaxing, but you and your father made it true! I enjoyed the sites, food, and conversations with you very much. I hope to see you both again, and also your wife and children next time ;-) Aki

Asger Asger Denmark ( Family )
8 months ago

“ A competent and committed guide ”

We spend two days in Tokyo with Aki, and we where very happy for The guidance, and for her help with practical things such as finding the train, buying Suica card and helping us finding the Way to our next destination. She also had a great knowledge of history, culture and The society in general. She was able to answering all our silly questions, and she gave us an idea of the way a japanese family are living. We where a family, with to parents and a son and daugther which was 19 and 22, and Aki where a natural part of our group at the very beginning. We had especially such a funny and amazing visit at a maidcafe, which we all enjoyed..” kawaii” is the best word to express it.


First, I'm very glad to know that you all arrived in Denmark safely. I already miss you and your family, as I also enjoyed the two days so much! It was interesting to know the things you are curious about Japan, especially when I thought they were just so normal for me but were unique for first-time visitors. I'm also glad that I could learn a lot about Denmark, too, not from travel books or internet, but through lots of conversations with you. It made me feel I would like to visit there someday! I'm looking forward to seeing you again, and experiencing many new "kawaii" & "oishii" things together. Thank you for taking your time for writing a wonderful review. Aki

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