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Kawagoe One Day Tour: Exploration into "Little Edo"

Art, Culture, & Historical
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Kawagoe, a city less than one hour from downtown Tokyo, is also known as Little Edo, meaning a small and old version of Tokyo. Kawagoe was a major hub for merchants during the Edo Period (1603-1867). This tour offers you the opportunity to appreciate some interesting aspects of Japanese history from commoners’ perspectives.

We will visit a major Buddhist temple, a 1500-year-old Shinto shrine, and a street with clay warehouses built by wealthy merchants in the Edo Period.

Saitama Tour Guide - Junko Y.
Junko Y.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

10:00 AM

Kitain Temple

One of the highlights of Kawagoe. The temple has two main features: the palace buildings of Edo Castle that remain only here and Gohyaku Rakan (540 stone statues of Buddha's disciples).

11:30 AM

Hikawa Shrine

The Shinto shrine is over 1500 years old, and is famous as a shrine to pray to find a romantic love. You can also try a ritural to remove your sins and enjoy "fishing" for fortune telling.

12:30 PM

Warehouse District/Bell Tower

We enjoy lunch and a stroll in the nostalgic neighborhood. The warehouses called "kura" were built by the local merchants who gained tremendous wealth by selling goods to Edo (present day Tokyo) in the 17th - 19th century. Bell Tower is the local symbol, rebuilt in the 19th century.

03:00 PM

Koedo Kurari

A shopping mall-like institution, run by the city. It consists of three zones: restaurant zone, shopping zone, and sake tasting zone. You can enjoy shopping for souvenirs and tasting sake (rice wine) if you like.

04:30 PM

Taking a train back to Tokyo

06:30 PM

At your hotel in Tokyo or a major train/subway station if you prefer

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo or a major train/subway station if you prefer

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee (8.5 hours), hotel pick-up, the guide's transportation fees and admission fees.

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What‘s not included

Your transportation fees, lunch for you and the guide (1,000-2,000 yen per person), your admission fees (400 yen per person for Kitain Temple).

Tour Important Information

1) Even though we use buses to get around the area, we will still walk a lot, so please wear comfortable shoes for walking. Also, you can't avoid stairs in most places.

2) If you charter a private car, I will be happy to guide you using the car and the driver you chartered.

3) I will customize the tour according to your needs and preference. Please let me know by message.

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5 / 5
Apr 4, 2024

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