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Kawagoe One-day Tour

by Aki
(4) Reviews
7h $ 185 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

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

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 24.64
Extra person.
$ 6.16
Extra child.
$ 2.64

Overview

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.

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Highlights

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

Important

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
Duration
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 ( 4 )
Daniel Daniel Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month 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!

Aki:

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 )
Excellent
1 month 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.

Aki:

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

Mark Mark United States ( Business )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Winging it in Tokyo with Aki :-) ”

Aki was a blast! She guided me and a couple of my coworkers to the Tsukiji fish market. What a site to see the historical market before it moves. Aki was very knowledgeable and gave us great in site on the market and its history. From there just Aki and I headed over to Shibuya for sushi at Uobei and that was an awesome experience! We walked around Shibuya saw the sites, hit a few shops and finish our tour at the world famous Hachikō statue. What an amazing dog Hachikō was. My tour with Aki was absolutely amazing. She was so polite and friendly and I had a wonderful tour with her. Thank you Aki! Hope to see you soon when I’m back in Japan. -Mark-

Aki:

I enjoyed the tour with you and your coworkers, too! You were all fun & nice people to spend time with ;-) I'm glad you could visit the world's biggest and historical fish market Tsukiji before it moves to Toyosu in October. I guess Toyosu will be a bigger market, so maybe we can visit the brand-new market next time. There are still many other wonderful places that I would like to introduce, so please do come back again. I'll wait to hear from you with Hachi(^-^) Thank you for your kind review. Take care! Aki

Sara Sara Qatar ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ She’s a very nice person ”

Aki is a very nice person she’s is helpful and kind her English is excellent thank you so much dear aki ..

Aki:

Thank you so much for your good review. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour yesterday! I also enjoyed yesterday, talking with you and your husband, trying many things, and luckily the weather was nice & cool. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan, and am looking forward to guiding you again in the near future.

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