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Kawagoe has historic atmosphere and bueatiful Nature. Good location for one-day trip from Tokyo.

7 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.


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  • 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

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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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

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 2000 yen to 5400 yen. It depends on eel size, If you don't like to have eel there are a lot of options to eat from 1000 yen to 3000 yen.


I can guide you in Hokkaido, Kanazawa, Nagano, Akita, Toyama, Iwate, Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Fukushima, Miyagi, Yamagata, Kagoshima and Oita if you pay my transportation fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

About 600 yen from Shibuya to Kawagoe.

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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Reviews ( 1 )
3.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Lee Lee Japan
2 years ago

“ 1 day trip ”

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


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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