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Kawagoe (Ko-Edo) one-day tour

by Noriko
6h $ 270 up to 10 people

Highlights

  • Street full of kura-zukuri houses
  • Bell tower
  • Kita-in temple with 500 Rakans (stone statues)
  • Kawagoe castle

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When?
People
270.00 USD

Up to 10 people, Charged per group.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 18.00

What to Expect

I will guide you around Kawagoe, Saitama. It's old traditional city full of history and culture. Mr. Dokan Ota built Kawagoe castle in 1457 in Kawagoe, and the city developed as merchants' city. There are many things to see in Kawagoe --- bell tower, kura-zukuri houses, castle, portable shrines for Kawagoe festival, Kita-in temple, 500 stone statues (Rakan, buddha apostles), Hikawa- shrine, and so on.

Highlights

  • Street full of kura-zukuri houses
  • Bell tower
  • Kita-in temple with 500 Rakans (stone statues)
  • Kawagoe castle

Important

City Saitama

Meeting Point Kawagoe station (Tobu-tojo line, 30 min train ride from Ikebukuro Station)

Ending Point Kawagoe station

Duration 6 hours

Starting time 10:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 10 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • Guiding fee


What‘s not included
  • Entrance admission to Kita-in (400 yen)
  • Entrance admission to Kawagoe castle (100 yen)
  • Lunch
  • Transportation fee (One-day bus ticket: 300 yen, or walk if you want)

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Noriko


Licensed Guide


Contact Noriko
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

My name is Noriko Nagura. I am a government-certified tour guide. I now live in Saitama. What I especially like about Saitama is Kawagoe city. Kawagoe is full of history and culture -- traditional kura-zukuri houses, Kawagoe castle, gorgeous portable shrines used at Kawagoe festival, Kita-in temple that was loved and taken care of by Ieyasu Tokugawa and Iemitsu Tokugawa, famous shoguns in Edo period (from 1603 to 1867).


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