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KAWAGOE: A traditional Japan Tour

by Yumi
(6) Reviews
5h $ 134 up to 5 people


  • 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

Select Date and Travelers

133.50 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

In case of meeting at Shinjuku station or Takadanobaba station (Seibu ....
$ 26.70
Extra hour.
$ 17.80
Extra person.
$ 44.50


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.

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?


  • 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


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

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]

Duration 5 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 5   Flexible
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.

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.

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 Yumi

National Certified Guide

(6) Reviews

Contact Yumi
Response Time 1 h

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I have lived in Tokyo for a long time, and I like Tokyo and really enjoy the life of Tokyo.

I love eating, shopping and cooking, so Tokyo is one of most exciting places in Japan for me!! I think, not only for me and Japanese people, but also foreign tourists.
I want to give you unforgettable memories in Japan. My top priority is to help you discover, enjoy, experience and feel Japanese culture, gourmet and life with the heart of Japanese hospitality.

I’m interested in cross-cultural exchange. Let’s talk a lot about anything you want to know and try to do in Japan.

I’m looking forward to seeing you the tour. read more

Reviews ( 6 )

4 months ago |   by Pinkie

“ A fantastic tour guide! ”

Yumi was an amazing tour guide. She was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and great with our kids on our tour in Tokyo. We were a family of 8 people that included twin 6-year-olds and a 12-year-old. We never felt lost or rushed. We got to see all the important places we wanted to visit and was given great directions to other places we were interested in seeing. Next time we visit Japan we will look forward to booking Yumi for at least 2 days or more, she was a terrific tour guide. We recommend her tour guide services to everyone as she had merged right into our family with ease.

5 months ago |   by ROMINA

“ Sightseeing in Nihonbashi ”

Yumi was an excellent tour guide. She took us to places we would have never known about and taught us a lot about her culture. She took us to various places where we were able to taste samples of Japanese food (seaweed, dashi, pickled pumpkin, etc), she took us to a shrine and taught us the ceremony. She also took us to the Washi paper making work shop where we could make our own paper (and speak to a robot); and later she took us to Shinjuku so we could visit the samurai museum and eat next to Godzilla. She was knowledgeable, sweet natured, and communicated with us easily. She was also very accomadating

6 months ago |   by Suzanne

“ 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

6 months ago |   by Lalitha

“ 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 .

7 months ago |   by Lynn

“ 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.

8 months ago |   by James

“ 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

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