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Kawagoe - Ancient Merchants Town Side Trip next to Tokyo

Day Trip

Christophe S.

5.00(1) reviews
English, French (Native), Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

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.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

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

Ending Point

At your hotel or major station in Tokyo

What to Expect

With this tour at Kawagoe city, you can feel an old town from Edo Period, it retains a Kurazukuri (clay-walled warehouse-styled) buildings and old Kashiya-Yokocho street with many traditional sweets and old merchandises shops.

You can also enjoy different temples and shrines by feeling a time slip trip back to the Edo Period (1603-1867).

We will stop by to a lot of Iconic and important spots such as Toki no Kane (Time Bell Tower)which has been rung to announce the time during the early Edo Period, at the Kawagoe castle which was the important castle to protect the northern region of Edo, and more.

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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.

Important Information

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 - 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



Delphine M.

Jul 8, 2019

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.

Christophe S.

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

$204/ per group

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