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Kawagoe - Old Edo Era Time Slip (From Tokyo)

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Experience the feel of old Japan only 30 minutes north of Tokyo. Famed for it's Edo period vibe, this nostalgic town is lined with many old Edo period buildings and is a great one day trip from Tokyo. Experience a different side of the city! Snacks and traditional crafts shops line the streets and you can feel the old nostalgia of a by-gone era. Popular with locals and visitors alike. Enjoy Kawagoe with an experienced local guide from the UK.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Ed J.
Ed J.
4.71 / 5
(7 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Shinjuku or Ikebukuro Stations

- (From Shinjuku) - Meet opposite the McDonalds in front of the tall, brown Seibu Station building. (From Ikebukuro) - Meet in front of the Tobu Tojo Line Ticket gate area. After meeting up, travel together to Kawagoe. Get to know each other and get tips & tricks for travel in Tokyo and the surrounding areas : )

10:20 AM

Kitain Temple

Notable for housing some of the original buildings of the old Edo Castle, this beautiful temple with its many stone statues is the head temple of the Tendai buddhist sect.

11:00 AM

Old Edo Tokyo - Back in time!

A 15 minute walk from Kitain Temple you begin to see modern Japan drop away as you enter a more traditional time. Stop and see some of the many traditional shops and try the local foods

01:00 PM

Candy Alley

Nostalgic Showa / meiji era candy shops selling many different traditional snacks for kids. Have gun picking out your favorite teats!

02:00 PM

Renkeiji Temple

Small but historic temple with fewer people to rest and buy some 'protection charms.

03:00 PM

Travel back to Tokyo from Kawagoe Station

I will assist in the correct train to return to Tokyo. Don't worry, it's easy!

Ending Point

Kawagoe Station

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Guide Fee

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Transportation fee

Food / Refreshments

Any admission tickets to museums, attractions, etc

Tour Important Information

* This tour involves a lot of walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

* Please let me know in advance if you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

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Tokyo Tour Reviews

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Gary & rina C.

5 / 5
Jun 3, 2024

Tokyo: Off the beaten path! Guide from the UK

Tokyo
7 hours

Best guide for Tokyo

We are so happy that we found Ed who shared two amazing days with us around this huge city. A wonderful personalised tour that took in everything we needed to see with good coffee and food on the way. We totally recommend Ed and he hasn’t seen the last of us! 11 out of 10! Rina and Gary Cutler

Gary & rina C.

Gary & Rina, thank you for being amazing guests. I had such a great time with you guys. And I'll see you in Australia ; )

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Jacqueline W.

5 / 5
May 4, 2024

Tokyo: Off the beaten path! Guide from the UK

Tokyo
7 hours

A hidden gem

If I could I would give Ed a 5 + rating he is the hidden gem In Japan we had an excellent day made happy memories with Ed he thought of everything that we would need and we learnt not only about the history but how navigate the train system he gave us a unique experience the old and new Japan and a few more tips along the way friendly and easy to get on with just give Ed your personal interest which he can factor into into your tour

Jacqueline W.

It was an absolute pleasure showing you guys around Tokyo. My highlight was chatting to the wise, senior lady in Asakusa. We were so lucky having her pose for a photo with us in front of the Gold Mikoshi shrines at Asakusa Shrine. And, also the ice-cream in Yanaka was super delicious : ) Have a safe trip. Ed

Geraldine B.

Geraldine B.

4 / 5
Apr 19, 2024

Tokyo: Off the beaten path! Guide from the UK

Tokyo
7 hours

Nice Guy, Decent experience

Ed was great at communication and booking. He was flexible as our plans changed a bit a and we made a few changes to our day including meeting location and time, and Ed just worked with it. He took us to some great local eats and we had a great experience. One location was a local ramen shop and another a local coffee house. We didn't give 5 stars as Ed wasn't a take charge type and we spent a bit of time just discussing what to do next. I think that might be because our timing and the location changed so Ed wasn't really prepared for all that. I think you will have a great time either way! Enjoy

Geraldine B.

Happy that you had a good time. We 'struck gold' with the Ramen shop. Definately a highlight for me. Also, getting to see Sensoji temple in the evening as they were closing up the huge doors was quite an unique experience. Hope Canada is treating you well! Hope to see you again on your next Japan trip : )

$223/ per group

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