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KAWAGOE: A traditional Japan Tour

by Yumi
(11) Reviews
7h $ 180 Price up to 2 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

180.00 USD

Price up to 2 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Pick up at your hotel.
$ 9.00
Extra hour.
$ 18.00
Extra person.
$ 45.00


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?

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  • 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


available until 18:00.

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

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide):Bus daily pass [Ride all day for 500 jpy, or Single-ride fare 200 jpy
Round trip limited express ticket (Seibu line) [Seibushinjyuku to Hon-Kawagoe](you and guide): 1500jpy per person
entrance fee:
Kitain Temple: 400jpy, Honmaru Goten of Kawagoe Castle: 100jpy, Kawagoe festival museum:300jpy per person respectively
lunch, and snack.
Meeting Point
at Seibu Shinjuku
Ending Point
ar Hon Kawagoe Station or Seibu Shinjuku Station [SEIBU line] or anywhere you would like to finish
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 2 people   Flexible

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 11 )
Navaz Navaz United Kingdom ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Excellent! ”

Yumi took me to Tsukiji Fish Market as requested and it was amazing. Her knowledge of Japanese home life was really interesting and I gained a rare and unique insight into Japanese culture through her too. We discussed Japanese foods too. She was extremely caring and attentive and ensured that all my needs were met. Thank you!


Hi, Navaz san, Thank you for taking your time to write the nice review. We were happy to go to Tsukiji Fish Market earlier than expected on fine day and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour because you might be tired after the long flight. I also had memorable time with you by talking about culture, food, health and so on. The tour with you was great fun for me.Did you enjoy the other day and the rest of your days ? I'm looking forward to seeing you again someday. I will make effort to take good selfies ! I really appreciate a wonderful review. Yumi

Susan Susan United States ( Family )
5 months ago

“ Wonderful experience with Yumi ”

From the moment we met Yumi for our Shinjuku tour, we liked her right away. We found her to be warm, friendly and genuine. She is very approachable and very helpful. You can feel that she likes what she's doing. Without her, we would have been lost in Shinjuku. She even went out of her way to find us a ramen place close to our hotel which turned out to be delicious! Without hesitation, I can recommend Yumi to anyone needing a guide in Tokyo. She's awesome.


Suzan san, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I' m really glad to know that you were satisfied with the ramen shop. Shinjuku is one of the busiest and most complicated town in Tokyo, which is supposed to be condensed town in Tokyo. All of you are very friendly and nice people, so I also enjoyed our tour. I wish enjoy the rest of your staying in Japan and have a lots of memorable and wonderful memories. Many thanks. Yumi

stanley Stanley United States ( Couple )
8 months ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Yumi is very knowledgeable and provided great insight in her tour


Stanley san, Thank you for the review. I wish your first visit to Japan would be wonderful and memorable and you found many things in Japan and more and more interests in Japan. This summer is very hot, so please come again in other seasons, such as cherry blossom season in spring, or coloring leaves season in autumn. Please come back again with your grandchildren. Thank you again and take care of yourselves.

Nyka Nyka Australia ( Family )
8 months ago

“ Shinjuku and Harajuku half day tour ”

Yumi was so patient with us on the first day of our arrival to Tokyo from Australia. We are a family of 4 with two young kids. We didn’t get much sleep on the plane so the kids were so tired and hungry but Yumi accommodated our needs. We learnt so much and Yumi’s guide on Tokyo subway system and JR made it easy for us to navigate the Tokyo train system. What a great introduction to Tokyo. Thank you very much Yumi. Nyka and family.


Nyka san, Thank you so much for your review. Our tour day is the first day of your arrival, but you encouraged them to walk around and I enjoyed talking with you and your family. I’m afraid that you are not satisfied with the tour, shopping and so on, however, it is the most important that all your family will be good health and condition during staying in Tokyo and other places in Japan. I’m happy to hear that my information helps your staying in Tokyo. I wish you and your family would enjoy the rest of the days staying in Japan and have a wonderful and amazing memories. I’m looking forward to seeing again in the future.

June June United Kingdom ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ Shinjuku & understanding Tokyo transport ”

I had a great time with Yumi who took me to Shinjuku Station and showed me how to work out the right tickets to buy and how to use the machines. We strolled around the area and saw how the Kabukicho and Golden Gal areas look in daylight- far less scary than you might think, a good chance to tailor tours to what you want then went to visit some places I had specifically asked about. Yumi adjusted her pace to suit my somewhat jet lagged state. It’s really helpful to get a feel for the area and station with someone as knowledgeable as Yumi. I now feel much more confident about exploring this area on my own.


June san, thank you for your quick and nice review. Tokyo, especially Shinjuku is really complicated town, but Shinjuku is main town of Tokyo. I hope the information you have gotten today will help your trip for the rest of your staying Tokyo and next visit to Tokyo, Japan. I had very happy time and talk with you. I wish you would enjoy staying Japan and have a wonderful time. Thank you again, ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA! and we usually say OTSUKARESAMADESHITA at the end of the tour. Yumi

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