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Kawagoe - Ancient Merchants Town Side Trip next to Tokyo

8 Hours
up to 7 people
English ( Business ), French ( Native ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

One day trip to the city of Kawagoe (a half an hour away from Tokyo). Kawagoe city has been knows as Little Edo (Little old Tokyo) as the streets are lined with warehouses, lot of temples and shrines.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Christophe.

  • 9:00 Hotel pick up - Take train to Kawagoe from nearest station

  • 1 - 10:00 Arrive at Kawagoe station - Take a Retro loop Bus to Kita-in Temple

  • 2 - 11:00 Stroll along to the Kurazukuri Area (Old Storehouse area), Kashiya Yokocho (Penny Candy Lane), Toki no Kane (Time Bell)

  • 3 - 12:30 Lunch - Japanese cuisine restaurants (decide on the day)

  • 4 - 13:30 Take the bus to Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

  • 5 - 14:30 Take the Loop bus to Honmaru Goten of Kawagoe Castle

  • 6 - 15:30 Take the Loop Bus to Koedo Kurari, Sake Tasting and Commercial Complex

  • 16:10 Tour end - Arrive at 17:00 in Tokyo

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel or major station in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

•Guide and translation fee.
•Hotel pick up in Tokyo area.

What‘s not included

•Transportation fee during this tour: 2000yen~ per person for you and guide.
•Lunch for you and guide.
•Entrance fee for you guide:
Honmaru Goten of Kawagoe Castle: 100yen per person
•Sake Tasting: 500yen~ per person.


On Monday most of the museums and castle are closed.

During the tour we will use the bus to move to each destination, but every place is not that far and also the town is not so big, so people want to walk and explore on foot are always welcome please ask me before booking this tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Delphine Delphine Australia ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Parfaite decouverte de Tokyo ”

Notre journee a la decouverte de Tokyo avec Christophe etait passionante! Nous avons explore les jardins, marches et temples. Une journee bien remplie. Parfait pour visiter Tokyo pour la premiere fois.


Merci beaucoup pour votre gentil petit message. Malgré le temps que nous avons eu rien nous a interrompu de faire une bonne balade et j ai été très heureux de pouvoir eux l occasions de vous faire connaissance et j espère bien vous revoir quand vous reveniez au Japon. Merci encore et à bientôt. ありがとうございました? Christophe

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