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Kawagoe- Old Little Edo Samurai Town (COEDO)

Hiroko S.

4.78(9) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

If you stay in Tokyo and feel like seeing more traditional and old buildings, Kawagoe is must-see! The old storehouse and shops are lined up and people take a stroll through the town in a kimono. You'll feel as if you've traveled back in time to Samurai time. From center of Tokyo, It only takes 30min .

Meeting Point

At Shibuya station

Warehouse Street

Sweet shop Street

Hikawa Shrine

Soysause factory

Local Sake Tasting

Kitain Temple

Rental Kimono

Ending Point

At Shibuya station

What to Expect

Eat and walk is not prohibited--enjoy local snacks, sweets and beer!

Visit old soy sauce manufacturer (tour is available)

Local Sake tasting

Visit nice love shrine and Samurai family temple

Rental Kimono is reasonably priced (JPY2000-)

Charcoal grilled eel is famous delicacy

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee, Local Transportation (in Kawagoe town)

What‘s not included

Tranportation to Kawagoe (JPY1500 approx/per person / round)

Lunch/ Food

Rental Kimono (JPY2000-)

Important Information

Only available on weekends

Soysauce manufacturer tour is conducted only in Japanese at fixed times

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


Linda R.

Nov 18, 2019

Wonderful way to start out a first trip to Japan!

Hiroko was a wonderful guide in Tokyo for our first visit to Japan. She communicated several times through the TripleLights website ahead of our trip to find out what our interests were, and came up with a well thought out plan accordingly. She was very well-organized, and we accomplished everything she had planned in the time allotted. I was touring with my grown daughter, and we both were very pleased. We enjoyed Hiroko’s company, and felt like we were traveling with a friend! She is very patient, thoughtful, friendly, and good company. After our time with Hiroko, we felt confident to spend the remaining days touring on our own. She was very helpful in picking places to eat, and in navigating the transit system. We saw many neighborhoods that we would never have seen on our own. I would definitely recommend her!

Hiroko S.

Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda! I really appreciate you chose me as your first travel in Japan. I felt exactly the same way that I spent time with my friends! Especially it was fun to have lunch together at the Japanese restaurant and we all struggled with dumping;) I look forward to meeting you again in the future Hiroko


Denise D.

Jun 11, 2019

Highly recommend Hiroko!!

Myself and two daughters spent two days with Hiroko and I highly recommend for anyone visiting Tokyo. Hiroko is a wonderful guide and very patient! Travelling alone with children in a foreign country can be daunting and exhausting but with Hiroko's help we felt comfortable and confident (but still exhausted) Hiroko helped us navigate the train system so we could continue to use after our time with her. We saw many things that were on my "To Do" list and I especially enjoyed the garden and boat tour she suggested. Thank you Hiroko.

Hiroko S.

Thank you so much for your awesome review, Denise. I am so glad to know that I was a little bit of your help. But the most amazing thing was your enthusiasm and passion to let your kids see many interesting things in a foreign country. I’m sure your kids will remember the trip and your love forever!! I hope you take care of your health and come back to Japan again someday :D Hiroko


John S.

Jun 3, 2019

Friendly and knowledgable

I spent an evening with Hiroko san on a Shimbashi evening tour. We had a very nice evening, seeing sights around Shimbashi and Shidome. Finally, we had a karaoke evening, and Hiroko san introduced me to Japanese songs which sounded very melodious and which I thoroughly enjoyed. ありがとう? ひろこ さん。 ジョン

Hiroko S.

John san, thank you very much for your warm review! I was impressed by your deep knowledge about our culture and enthusiasm about language learning. So we ended up such a fun Karaoke night, all thanks to you!! Please come back after 2020 and stop by Tokyo again:D Hiroko

Jean-yves F.

May 14, 2019

Discovery of Hakone

Hiroko was very punctual, came prepared for our day together. Since rain was forecasted, she has 2 umbrellas for us. She also bought two bus cards, saving us from looking for correct coin amount every time we board the bus. We visited gardens in bloom w azaleas, saw a stunning exhibition in a museum. We then took the bus to Ashi lake. She had planned a boat excursion but we declined due to bad weather. We then visited the local shop where wooden secret boxes were made, fascinating. Thank you Hiroko for a day well spent! She is

Hiroko S.

Thank you for your warmest review, John and Trini :D Your smile was shining on me during the tour although it was rainy all day!! For me, It was really enjoyable time to chat with you along the bus ride and learn basic French from you;) I hope you will enjoy more in Kyoto and someday come back to Hakone!! Hiroko

$76/ per group

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