Kawagoe will give you wonderful experience of the traditional Japan which you can't see in Tokyo. Only about one-hour ride from Shinjuku ! The old storehouse merchant houses are lined up, and the Toki-no-Kane (Bell Tower), a symbol of Kawagoe, welcomes you to ring four times a day. Let’s take a stroll around the town and you'll feel as if you travelled through time to ancient Edo.
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at Seibu Shinjuku
Honmaru Goten [Castle of Kawagoe], Toki-no Kane [Time Bell Tower], Kita-in Temple
Kashiya Yokocho [Pe,nny Candy Lane], Kura no machi [Old Town] Ichibangai Street
ar Hon Kawagoe Station or Seibu Shinjuku Station [SEIBU line] or anywhere you would like to finish
Why not visit the temples and learn about historical heritage, fill up on Japanese food and snacks, especially barbecued eel bowl, sweet potato cuisine and sweets, Dango at authentic Japanese shops and restaurants, and enjoy the tastes of Little Edo?
transportation fee (you and guide)：Bus daily pass [Ride all day for 500 jpy, or Single-ride fare 200 jpy
Round trip limited express ticket (Seibu line) [Seibushinjyuku to Hon-Kawagoe](you and guide): 1500jpy per person
Kitain Temple: 400jpy, Honmaru Goten of Kawagoe Castle: 100jpy, Kawagoe festival museum:300jpy per person respectively
lunch, and snack.
The guide fee does not include your transportation expenses, admission fees and lunch.
Honmaru Goten [Castle of Kawagoe] : Adults 100 yen
Kitain Temple: Adults 400 yen, Children (junior high school students) 200 yen
I booked Yumi for my first day in Tokyo to show me around and to help me learn the subway system. Yumi responded very quickly to my enquiry and after finding out which places I was interested in visiting, she came up with a plan for our day together. She met me at my hotel and we spent the day exploring Tokyo by train and on foot. At the end of our tour she returned me to my hotel and gave me brochures and maps so that I could continue exploring the city by myself during the following two days that I was there. I really enjoyed my day with Yumi, she was very friendly, extremely helpful and it felt like I was being shown around the city by a friend. I would highly recommend Yumi as a guide.
Penny san, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Tokyo. In Tokyo, transportation network is very complicated, so I wanted you to learn how to use the convenient network in Tokyo and enjoy staying in Tokyo. I'm so happy it seems to have worked and as well that you remember all the time we shared. I also enjoy the tour with you to talk about many things. Thank you so much and please come again with your family. Yumi
Yumi was absolutely wonderful in every way! Very knowledgable, accommodating, helpful. I had the best day with her and saw so many placed!!!
Klara san, Thank you for your wonderful review ! you are a professional traveler, having lots of curiosities and strong desire to enjoy staying in Tokyo and other places in Japan. I was very surprised with your organization and gathering information and booking many exciting things. I enjoyed very much sharing the time with you. I wish you would make a lot of amazing "WOW" memories in Japan in the rest of your staying in Japan. Arigato!! Yumi
It’s not how much you see, but what and how much you can learn in one day, not just about this great city, but also about its people. People like Yumi, friendly, interesting, informative, knowable, willing to go out of her way, all add to one’s experiences and instill an interest and yearning to return. Yumi was the perfect guide for us.
Hi, Lorraine san and Bob san, thank you so much for the excellent review. This time, your staying in Tokyo is limited, so I wanted you to make best use of your time in a productive way. Both of you are so knowledgeable and familiar with Japanese culture, food and so on, and told me lots of interesting subject. I learned many things during the tour and enjoyed sharing the time with you. I would like to make efforts to progress and expand my expertise. I hope you will make wonderful memories in the rest of your staying in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you again near future. Have a good journey in Japan !
Yumi is a wonderful guide. We had a fantastic day with her. We were able to visit a lot of great places which we would never have found by ourselves. She explained the metro system which is so complicated especially if you can’t read the Japanese signs. We loved the shrines and the temple we went to where we learnt of the symbols and how to offer a prayer. She took us to various shopping places which were all so different and interesting. We had a lovely lunch together. She gave us a lot of interesting information about the history of the places we visited. We strongly recommend Yumi as a guide. A wonderful experience. Thank you so much Yumi.
Hi Catherine san. Thank you for your wonderful review and I really happy to hear that my information helped your first visit to Japan. I also enjoyed the tour with you very much and George san, you’re very nice and wonderful and sophisticated couple, I learned many things yesterday . I wish you would enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan and create many unforgettable memories. Take care and have a good days. Thank you again Yumi