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Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"

Day Trip Tour To Kawagoe From Tokyo

6 hours

Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"

Ever wondered what it’d be like to stroll around town in 18th century Japan? You’ll soon find out!

  • From $50.00 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 6 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

What you'll do

You’ll catch a train to Kawagoe, a living remnant of Japan’s Edo era, and discover its relics, museums and striking culture with an insightful host. Together, you could explore Kita-in Temple, where you’ll find a room that once formed part of Tokyo’s iconic Edo Castle, or you could witness the power of the annual Kawagoe Festival, when locals take to the streets on extravagant floats to celebrate the arrival of summer. If you’re not lucky enough to see it live, you can get a taste at the unique Festival Museum! Down in Penny Candy Lane, you might discover a world of sweet delights in a rustic setting, or you could wander along Kurazukuri Street, where traditional, charcoal-tiled buildings offer a unique glimpse into the past.

Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"
Kawagoe: travel back in time to "Little Edo"

Where you’ll go

Travel back in time and visit “Little Edo”, a reference to the grand, feudal Tokyo of old. Here, less than an hour north of Tokyo, Japanese history and culture have been preserved in the shape of traditional wooden buildings, fascinating museums, and a festival that celebrates the glory of eras gone by. Remnants of the centuries-old castle town are preserved along the modern streets, and your host will help you navigate colossal stone walls to discover the Toki no Kane bell tower, a local icon, and Hikawa Shrine, where cherry trees shroud a picturesque zoo and museum. Your host will also show you how to eat local delicacies like boiled eel - if you dare - and all kinds of quirky sweet potato-infused treats.

    • Immerse yourself in Japan’s rich Edo-era history on a day trip to Kawagoe.
    • Shop for the most authentic souvenirs and crafts in the country among the town’s quaint streets.
    • Follow your host off the beaten track and discover hidden gems and local secrets.
    • Visit the area’s most famous sites like Toki no Kane Tower and Hikawa Shrine.
    • Put on a brave face and sample local treats like boiled eel or sweet potato beer.
    • Learn about Japan’s Edo period history from your host, and discover why Kawagoe is so important to it.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized itinerary
    • 6 hours with a host
    • Walking experience ( other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs - if you are not a JR pass holder please get in touch so we can adjust your quote
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central Tokyo location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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