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KAWAGOE: A traditional Japan Tour


Saitama
7 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yumi.

  • 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

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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?

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at Seibu Shinjuku
Ending Point ar Hon Kawagoe Station or Seibu Shinjuku Station [SEIBU line] or anywhere you would like to finish

Inclusions & Exclusions

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.

Important

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

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

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 ( 17 )
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Penny Penny New Zealand ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One Day Tokyo Tour ”

I booked Yumi for my first day in Tokyo to show me around and to help me learn the subway system. Yumi responded very quickly to my enquiry and after finding out which places I was interested in visiting, she came up with a plan for our day together. She met me at my hotel and we spent the day exploring Tokyo by train and on foot. At the end of our tour she returned me to my hotel and gave me brochures and maps so that I could continue exploring the city by myself during the following two days that I was there. I really enjoyed my day with Yumi, she was very friendly, extremely helpful and it felt like I was being shown around the city by a friend. I would highly recommend Yumi as a guide.

Yumi:

Penny san, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Tokyo. In Tokyo, transportation network is very complicated, so I wanted you to learn how to use the convenient network in Tokyo and enjoy staying in Tokyo. I'm so happy it seems to have worked and as well that you remember all the time we shared. I also enjoy the tour with you to talk about many things. Thank you so much and please come again with your family. Yumi

klara Klara United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Wonderful guide!!!! ”

Yumi was absolutely wonderful in every way! Very knowledgable, accommodating, helpful. I had the best day with her and saw so many placed!!!

Yumi:

Klara san, Thank you for your wonderful review ! you are a professional traveler, having lots of curiosities and strong desire to enjoy staying in Tokyo and other places in Japan. I was very surprised with your organization and gathering information and booking many exciting things. I enjoyed very much sharing the time with you. I wish you would make a lot of amazing "WOW" memories in Japan in the rest of your staying in Japan. Arigato!! Yumi

Lorraine Lorraine Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ What you can learn about Tokyo in one day. ”

It’s not how much you see, but what and how much you can learn in one day, not just about this great city, but also about its people. People like Yumi, friendly, interesting, informative, knowable, willing to go out of her way, all add to one’s experiences and instill an interest and yearning to return. Yumi was the perfect guide for us.

Yumi:

Hi, Lorraine san and Bob san, thank you so much for the excellent review. This time, your staying in Tokyo is limited, so I wanted you to make best use of your time in a productive way. Both of you are so knowledgeable and familiar with Japanese culture, food and so on, and told me lots of interesting subject. I learned many things during the tour and enjoyed sharing the time with you. I would like to make efforts to progress and expand my expertise. I hope you will make wonderful memories in the rest of your staying in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you again near future. Have a good journey in Japan !

Catherine Catherine Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Yumi is a wonderful guide. We had a fantastic day with her. We were able to visit a lot of great places which we would never have found by ourselves. She explained the metro system which is so complicated especially if you can’t read the Japanese signs. We loved the shrines and the temple we went to where we learnt of the symbols and how to offer a prayer. She took us to various shopping places which were all so different and interesting. We had a lovely lunch together. She gave us a lot of interesting information about the history of the places we visited. We strongly recommend Yumi as a guide. A wonderful experience. Thank you so much Yumi.

Yumi:

Hi Catherine san. Thank you for your wonderful review and I really happy to hear that my information helped your first visit to Japan. I also enjoyed the tour with you very much and George san, you’re very nice and wonderful and sophisticated couple, I learned many things yesterday . I wish you would enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan and create many unforgettable memories. Take care and have a good days. Thank you again Yumi

Beth Beth United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Perfect introduction to Tokyo ”

Yumi met our family in the lobby of our hotel with tons of maps and information about Tokyo for us to keep during our stay. During the next two-hours, she showed us all over Shinjuku, taught us how to use the subway, filled us in on Japanese customs and history, and made sure we were set for the rest of our vacation. She is very sweet and knowledgeable. We all loved the tour with Yumi and highly recommend her services.

Yumi:

Hi Beth, thank you for your great review. I ‘m glad your family let me share the first part of your journey and to hear that my information helped your staying in Tokyo and positive journey . You and your family are so nice and wonderful that I would like to share with you all longer time. Please come back to Tokyo again. Wishing you and your family the best for your future and happiness. Thank you again.

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