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Amusement Town Koedo Kawagoe !

Katie T.

4.00(1) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

Enjoy your half day or full day in Koedo Kawagoe which has Edo period atmosphere.

It's just 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train.

Meeting Point

Kawagoe sta ( JR Line / Tobu Line ) or Hon-Kawagoe sta ( Seibu Line )

Kura-no-machi (old storehouse town) - stroll in the Edo Period townscape and enjoy shopping and eating

Kitain Temple - unique 500 stone Buddha statues who have humorous expressions

Kashiya-Yokocho (Penny Candy Alley) - traditional Showa Period sweet shops

Toki-no-kane (Time Bell Tower)

Ending Point

In Koedo Kawagoe

What to Expect

"Koedo" literally means "Little Edo" which is located about 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo. It's a compact town so quite suitable for one day trip.

Kura-no-machi (old storehouse town) still has the atmosphere of Edo culture. These storehouses were built by carpenters from Edo in Meiji period.

In Koedo Kawagoe you can ...

wear kimono and take a walk in the town. (2,160 Jpy ~ / person )

do sake (rice wine) tasting. (200 Jpy ~ )

stroll in Kura-no-machi and enjoy shopping and eating.

visit Toki-no-kane. (Time Bell Tower)

do some shopping in Penny Candy Alley.

have your hanko (seal) made. (3,500 Jpy ~ / takes 2~3 days, it depends on how busy they are. They can send it to your hotel )

eat eels, soba noodles, udon noodles, sweet potato confectionery. ( Kawagoe has been famous for sweet potatoes. )

visit temples and shrines. (Kitain Temple, Hikawa Shrine etc.) Especially in Kitain Temple you can meet 500 unique stone Buddha statues. (400Jpy)

hire the rickshaw. (2,000 Jpy ~ / person Their service depends on the weather)

buy a nice Japanese hocho ( kitchen knife).

*Some shops will be closed irregularly.

*During high season and weekends, I recommend reservations in advance for kimono and some famous eel restaurants.

Sample course

Kawagoe sta / Hon-Kwagoe sta - Kitain Temple - Kura-no-machi - Toki-no-kane - Penny Candy Alley - Kawagoe sta / Hon-Kawagoe sta

If you like, you can take the Koedo Loop Bus (500 Jpy for one day ticket) instead of walking.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I'll customize the tour for you. My tour is on a personalized basis so content is flexible.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

entrance fee (you and guide) : Kitain-Shrine 400jpy/person

transportation fee (you and guide) : From Ikebukuro to Kawagoe (Tobu Tojo Line) 470jpy/person one-way

From Seibu Shinjuku to Hon-Kawagoe (Seibu Shinjuku Line) 500jpy/person one-way

lunch (you and guide) : Japanese snacks will be about 200jpy or more / Lunch will be about 1000jpy or more (for example soba noodles, udon noodles or ramen will be around 1000jpy but sushi will be more )

Important Information

not 2 days in a row

less than 4 hours

daytime only (till around 3pm)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions


From Ikebukuro sta to Kawagoe sta - take Tobu Tojo Line / Approx. 30 min by express

From Takadanobaba sta to Hon-Kawagoe sta - take Seibu Shinjuku Line / Approx. 60 min by express



Shannon L.

Nov 10, 2018

Tokyo City Tour

Katie is fantastic! Thank you for showing us your home city. We enjoyed our time With you??

Katie T.

Thank you for your review, Shannon. I enjoyed being your guide. Now leaves in Mt. Arashi-yama in Kyoto are turning to red and yellow. I hope all of you have a great time during the rest of your trip. Bon Voyage !

$84/ per group