Saitama | 4.5h
A Historic Walk in Kawagoe and Local Cuisine
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Taste Kawagoe's purple sweet potato flavored local cuisine!

One of the best things about travelling is trying local food. On this tour you will go on a walk through the historic streets of Kawagoe, tasting local food.
Kawagoe has a beautiful warehouse district which is visited by tourists from all over Japan and the world. Explore this beautiful town whilst discovering their unusual colored food. Kawagoe is famous for purple sweet potatoes, and these potatoes are used in different dishes, such as steamed buns and noodles - both purple!
You will also visit old candy shops where you can try Japanese candy, including a candy that you blow up like a balloon! Enjoy this tour filled with old Japanese shops and buildings and unusual foods.

Highlights

・Try the famous purple foods of Kawagoe, all made from purple sweet potatoes! There is everything from sweet to savoury; somen noodles, gyoza dumplings, steamed buns, ice creams, parfaits etc.
・Enjoy the beautiful townscape of Japan from 200 years ago!
・Purchase and try various Japanese candy at Kashiya Yokocho, filled with nostalgic candy shops.

Attractions

・Kameya: Try the perfected tastes of their traditional confectionery. This shop has a history of over 230 years!
・Tsubaki no Kura: Enjoy a relaxing foot bath while you catch your breath.
・Nakaichi Honten: Try their delicious and popular grilled onigiri covered in bonito flakes.
・Kammisabou Kasuga: Taste their unusual purple somen noodles!
・Gyoza Saikan Daihachi: This shop offers purple gyoza dumplings!
・Daigaku Imo Kawagoe Iwata: Try lots of sweet potato flavoured foods, including a sweet potato parfait!
・Kashiya Yokocho: Visit this exciting street packed with old candy shops!

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
・On Mondays ""Gyoza Saikan Daihachi"", and on Wednesdays ""Nakaichi Honten"" and ""Daigaku Imo Kawagoe Iwata"" is closed. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the tourist information center outside the ticket gates of the JR Line and the Tobu Tojo Line, Kawagoe Station

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