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Bonsai sightseeing and Kawagoe small-Edo tour in Saitama

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This tour include Omiya Bonsai museum & village where several types of Bonsai are displayed in both inside the museum & outside garden and Kawagoe tour spots with nostalgic atmosphere of ancient Edo-Era such as Kura-machi street , Kawagoe-castle and Hikawa-Shrines which are both located in Saitama. You can enjoy Japanese traditional atmosphere and craftsman skill.

Saitama Tour Guide - Kashima H.
Kashima H.
4.66 / 5
(73 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

08:30 AM

To pick up your group at your staying hotel.

09:00 AM

To take JR train from Tokyo to Toro / Saitama prefecture

10:00 AM

To see and enjoy Omiya Bonsai museum

Omiya Bonsai museum which is one of the most famous Bonsai museum in Japan located in Saitama prefecture.

There are two types of Bonsai display circumstances. One is Bonsai Display in traditional Japanese Rooms called Zashiki-kazari.  The other is Bonsai Display in garden called Bonsai garden. Various types of Bonsai are displayed in a garden considering the harmony between each Bonsai and the garden itself including the actual trees in background.

11:00 AM

To see and enjoy one of Bonsai store in Bonsai village.

To visit one of Bonsai store within Bonsai village near the museum and see a lot variety of actual Bonsai display.


11:30 AM

To take JR train from Toro to Kawagoe

12:30 PM

To have a lunch in Kawagoe

01:30 PM

To move to Kura store houses street by walking

To see Kura store houses street in Kawagoe city where there are many houses built like a Kura with the walls covered in mud lined in the Kura-machi street which show the atmosphere of Edo period.

02:00 PM

To enjoy the street including Tokinokane/hour bell

While walking through the street, you will find the symbol of Kawagoe as “Tokinokane/hour bell”. This is said to be built in Edo era by the feudal lord of Kawagoe who is said to be strict punctual load and the bell has still announced the time to Kawagoe citizen.


02:30 PM

To move to Kawagoe castle by walking

After going through the Kura-machi street to west by around 10 minutes walking, you will reach Honmaru palace of Kawagoe castle.

02:30 PM

To see Kawagoe castle

Kawagoe castle was built in 1848 by the feudal load at that time and a part of the palace has been remained as it was.

03:00 PM

To take bus and JR train to Tokyo

By walking around 5 minutes from the palace, you will reach Hikawa-shrine.

03:30 PM

To see Hikawa-jinjya including Shingashigawa-river

Hikawa-jinjya shrine is the local Shinto deity of Kawagoe. The deity of this shrine is Ohikawa-sama who has been worshipped and well known from many people. In near the back of Hikawa-shrine, you can find the river named as Shingashigawa which used to be a main artery as flow of goods between Edo and Kawagoe. This river is flowing by surrounding Kawagoe city.

04:00 PM

To take bus and JR train to Tokyo

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee,

Pick-up fee at your staying hotel in Tokyo,

Transportation inside Kawagoe city for a guide,

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee during this tour for you and a guide in case you move from hotel in Tokyo to Omiya (both way): JPY1140/ adult,

Transportation fee inside Omiya & Kawagoe for you: About JPY1000/ adult,

Entrance fee for you: Omiya Bonsai Museum: JPY310/ adult,

Kawagoe castle: JPY100/ adult,

Lunch fee,

Tour Important Information

1) For fairly long walking of sight -seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.

2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

3) I prepared the blog of Omiya Bonsai Museum with photos and detail explanation each shown as below,

Blog title: Omiya Bonsai Museum in Saitama Prefecture

Important message from the guide

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I am now focusing tour guide area for East Japan area such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura, Mt.Fuji, Nikko, Gunma, Saitama and Kanazawa.

However, I can support you for one day trip of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Himeji from Tokyo.

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Saitama Tour Reviews

Enjoyable Day!

We really enjoyed our tour of Kanazawa with Kashima. He knows the area well and was able to streamline the sights for us. Also, he is has a very pleasant personality and speaks English well. We highly recommend booking a tour with him.

Bruce B.

Bruce san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Kanazawa tour with me. Kanazawa is said to be little Kyoto by the tour spots of Kanazawa Castle remains, Kenrokuen garden, Samurai residence, traditional shrine, fish market and so-on that are all related to the biggest feudal load as Maeda family during 16th century to 19th century. I think you could relax to see Kanazawa which are not so much jammed compared with Kyoto. We could make funny communication for various interesting topics. Thank you very much for your strong interest for Japanese culture and history. Kashima,

Hakone Tour

Dear Kashima san, Thank you so much for the wonderful trip. We really enjoyed the tour with your local experience and knowledge. Thank you once again

Manish P.

Manish san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Hakone tour with me. We visited the area of both Mt.Fuji and Hakone. In Mt.Fuji area, we visited Oshino- Hakkai & surrounding of Lake-Yamanaka. In Hakone, we could enjoy enormous nature such as Oowakudani valley & various riding such as cruising on Lake - Ashinoko and Ropeway. We could exchange lots of information for each tour spots with funny conversation. Again, thank you very much, Kashima

Discovering Mount Fuji and Hakone with Kashima San

I had an unforgettable experience visiting Mount Fuji and the Hakone Shrine with Mr. Kashima as our guide! Mr. Kashima's expertise and passion for the history and culture of each site were evident throughout the tour. He shared captivating stories and insightful details that made each location come alive. The tour was perfectly paced, allowing us to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery and capture beautiful photos. Mr. Kashima's thoughtful organization and warm hospitality made the entire day a pleasure. I highly recommend Mr. Kashima to anyone looking to explore these iconic Japanese landmarks with a knowledgeable and engaging guide.

Emily A.

Emily san, Matias san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. We enjoyed Hakone essential sights such as historical spots of Hakone shrine, Hakone Sekisho barrier and traditional culture of Yosegi Saiku technology observation. Also I think you could enjoy enormous nature and various riding in Hakone. Thanks to your deep interest for Japanese nature, history and culture, we could exchange lots of information for each tour spots, Japanese culture & history and so-on. I hope that you visit Japan again in near future so that I can introduce other nice tour spots for you. Thanks, Kashima

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