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Overview

Kawagoe will give you wonderful experience of the traditional Japan which you can't see in Tokyo. Only about one-hour ride from Shinjuku ! The old storehouse merchant houses are lined up, and the Toki-no-Kane (Bell Tower), a symbol of Kawagoe, welcomes you to ring four times a day. Let’s take a stroll around the town and you'll feel as if you travelled through time to ancient Edo.

Highlights

  •   Honmaru Goten [Castle of Kawagoe], Toki-no Kane [Time Bell Tower], Kita-in Temple
  •   Kashiya Yokocho [Pe,nny Candy Lane], Kura no machi [Old Town] Ichibangai Street

Information

City Saitama
Meeting Point Hon Kawagoe Station [SEIBU line] , *Meeting at Seibu Shinjuku or Takadanobaba Station is available.
Ending Point Hon Kawagoe Station [SEIBU line]
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 5h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
available until 18:00.
Booking
5h
When?

People

135.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

in case of meeting at Shinjuku station or Takadanobaba station (Seibu Line). 27.00 USD
extra hour. 18.00 USD
extra person. 45.00 USD

What to Expect

Why not visit the temples and learn about historical heritage, fill up on Japanese food and snacks, especially barbecued eel bowl, sweet potato cuisine and sweets, Dango at authentic Japanese shops and restaurants, and enjoy the tastes of Little Edo?


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee:Bus daily pass [Ride all day for 500 jpy, or Single-ride fare 200 jpy
Round trip limited express ticket (Seibu line) [Seibushinjyuku, or Takadanobaba to Hon-Kawagoe]: 1500jpy
entrance fee:
Kitain Temple: 400jpy, Honmaru Goten of Kawagoe Castle: 100jpy, Kawagoe festival museum:300jpy
lunch, and snack.

Important

The guide fee does not include your transportation expenses, admission fees and lunch.
for example
Admission fee:
Honmaru Goten [Castle of Kawagoe] : Adults 100 yen
Kitain Temple: Adults 400 yen, Children (junior high school students) 200 yen


Extras (optional)

in case of meeting at Shinjuku station or Takadanobaba station (Seibu Line). 27.00 USD
extra hour. 18.00 USD
extra person. 45.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Suzanne
1 week ago , ( Friends ) , From: Australia

“ Shinjuku and surrounds ”

Yumi was fabulous she answered all our questions with great authority , with humour and sincerity - my travelling companion and I thoroughly recommend yumi if you are looking for a private guide nothing was too much trouble for her even when we often took her off 'track' both in our sightseeing and our questions. - Yumi also brought along brochures for us which were very helpful in our days ahead in toyko- thanks to Yumi our visit to the wonderful Tokyo was made even better than we could have expected - thank you Yumi

Yumi:
Suzanne san, thank you so much nice message. You and your friend are so active and energetic, and gave me great power, therfore I also really enjoy the tour. In addition, you brought lucky happening here and there. I wish you had many amazing and unfogettable experiences in Japan. Thank you again Suzanne san.

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Lalitha
4 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: India

“ lovely and friendly person ”

she was a little hesitant to do the tour as she was not familiar with the akihibara area but she covered all that i wanted to see and experience and much more than that she was very well prepared when went out off way to help us .

Yumi:
Hi, Lalitha san, I'm really happy to hear from you and many thanks for your comment. I could enjoy Akihabara tour thanks to your request. How was Osaka and Kyoto ? I think you had very good time and lots of wonderful memories in Japan. I'm interested in Indian food you told me, and now I'm looking for Indian cooking lesson. Cultural exchange is also great fun for me. Thank you again.

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Lynn
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Highly recommend ”

Yumi was an excellent tour guide for our family. Despite the rain she kept a cheerful and eager disposition. She was interested in finding out what my kids liked and provided additional advice on where to go.

Yumi:
Lynn san, thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, it was rainy, cold and windy on that day. In spite of changing the plan, you all agreed with me. I'm really happy that you and your kids had a good time at the museum. I wish you all would enjoy staying in Tokyo and visit again near future.

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James
3 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Meiji Temple and Imperial Palace grounds a great visit ”

Yumi met us at our hotel and took us via the underground railway to the Meiji temple and Imperial Palace grounds. My wife has dementia and Yumi was helpful, clear, calm and excellent informed company. Her English is good and she answered all our questions. She is great at her job and a nice lady

Yumi:
James san, Thank you for your great review, I really appreciate it and I enjoyed the tour with you and Cherry san very much. You are so sophisticated and intellectual inquisitive, so I could learn many things from talking with you. Cherry san is a very good walker too and her smile is unforgettable for me. There are many wonderful and beautiful places around Japan. I wish you and your family would come again to Japan near future by your quick decision like this time !! In addition, I really wish your daughter, a great athletic dentist, would run at next year Tokyo marathon and you and I will cheer for her along the route side. Thank you again,

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