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Overview

The town is often called 'Ko-edo', or little Edo. Amazing! It's not little Tokyo but Edo. There are a commercial district and a feudal load's palace from the 19th century. There is a noble temple called 'Kitain' from the 9th century. Lots of old cherry trees are still remained that we've lost in Tokyo. It's less than one hour train ride from Tokyo. Please enjoy the atmosphere from Edo era.

Highlights

  •   Spiraea in Kawagoe-hachiman Shrine
  •   Hikanzakura cherry blossoms in Nakain Temple
  •   Blossom of weeping cherry tree or Shidare-zakura
  •   Flower of magnolia kobus or Kobushi
  •   Religious relief in Kosai-ji Temple
  •   White magnolia or Haku-mokuren
  •   Weeping cherry tree and mimoza in Nakain Temple
  •   Senba Tosho-gu Shrine next to Kitain Temple
  •   Feudal load's palace in Kawagoe-jo or Kawagoe-jo Honmaru Goten
  •   Festival float for Kawagoe festival
  •   Old style shop in commercial district
  •   Old style hospital building
  •   Old style warehouse called Kura
  •   Kawagoe is famous for nice grilled eel and rice

Information

City Saitama
Depart From Saitama , Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 8
Booking
7h
When?

People

225.00 USD

total price for up to 8 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

per group People
1 ~ 2 people 225.00 USD
3 ~ 4 people 243.00 USD
5 ~ 8 people 270.00 USD

Extras (optional)

Extra hour (For every 30 minutes). 13.50 USD

What to Expect

Cherry blossoms in Kawagoe starts little earlier than Tokyo because the species belonging is different. Blanches of cherry trees hang down and full broom cherry blossoms look like water fall. Although spring is the best season to enjoy Kawagoe, there are many enjoyable places to see in other seasons. Kashiya-yokocho is crowded by the people getting candy. Commercial district has good old atmosphere. It takes less than one hour from Shibuya, Shinjuku or Ikebukuro.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee about 600 yen from Shibuya to Kawagoe, lunch : Grilled eel and rice is from 2,000 yen to 5,400 yen. It depends on eel size. If you don't like to have eel, there are a lot of options to eat from 1,000 yen to 3,000 yen.

Extras (optional)

Extra hour (For every 30 minutes). 13.50 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

About 600 yen from Shibuya to Kawagoe.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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Reviews

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Lee
2 months ago , ( Solo ) , From: Japan

“ 1 day trip ”

Language barrier, walking infront at most of times. But his knowledge in japan history is good.

Junichi:
Thank you Lee san for giving me a review. I tried but I sometimes couldn't understand what you said, sorry. I have given priority to that we could move smoothly. Thank you for having you point it out. I will try hard to provide enjoyable tour in Tokyo. Thank you for your cooperation.

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