The town is often called 'Ko-edo', or little Edo. Amazing! It's not little Tokyo but Edo. There are a commercial district and a feudal load's palace from the 19th century. There is a noble temple called 'Kitain' from the 9th century. Lots of old cherry trees are still remained that we've lost in Tokyo. It's less than one hour train ride from Tokyo. Please enjoy the atmosphere from Edo era.
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Spiraea in Kawagoe-hachiman Shrine
Hikanzakura cherry blossoms in Nakain Temple
Blossom of weeping cherry tree or Shidare-zakura
Flower of magnolia kobus or Kobushi
Religious relief in Kosai-ji Temple
White magnolia or Haku-mokuren
Weeping cherry tree and mimoza in Nakain Temple
Senba Tosho-gu Shrine next to Kitain Temple
Feudal load's palace in Kawagoe-jo or Kawagoe-jo Honmaru Goten
Festival float for Kawagoe festival
Old style shop in commercial district
Old style hospital building
Old style warehouse called Kura
Kawagoe is famous for nice grilled eel and rice
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Cherry blossoms in Kawagoe starts little earlier than Tokyo because the species belonging is different. Blanches of cherry trees hang down and full broom cherry blossoms look like water fall. Although spring is the best season to enjoy Kawagoe, there are many enjoyable places to see in other seasons. Kashiya-yokocho is crowded by the people getting candy. Commercial district has good old atmosphere. It takes less than one hour from Shibuya, Shinjuku or Ikebukuro.
transportation fee about 600 yen from Shibuya to Kawagoe, lunch : Grilled eel and rice is from 2000 yen to 5400 yen. It depends on eel size, If you don't like to have eel there are a lot of options to eat from 1000 yen to 3000 yen.
I can guide you in Hokkaido, Kanazawa, Nagano, Akita, Toyama, Iwate, Miyazaki, Kumamoto, Fukushima, Miyagi, Yamagata, Kagoshima and Oita if you pay my transportation fee.
About 600 yen from Shibuya to Kawagoe.
Language barrier, walking infront at most of times. But his knowledge in japan history is good.
Thank you Lee san for giving me a review. I tried but I sometimes couldn't understand what you said, sorry. I have given priority to that we could move smoothly. Thank you for having you point it out. I will try hard to provide enjoyable tour in Tokyo. Thank you for your cooperation.