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Relax, Restore and Visit the Gods in Kawagoe
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Pray for love, a successful career, health and good fortune!

Kawagoe is known as a koedo town; a town that resembles the townscape of Japan from 200 years ago, during the Edo period. There are a number of locations called "power spots" in Kawagoe where you can pray for things such as good fortune, prosperity in business, love and health. How about good luck as a souvenir from Japan? You can purchase lucky charms at the temples and shrines you visit. On this tour you will be visiting 6 "power spots" recommended by otomo, along with 3 other locations popular among visitors. These locations include The Bell of Time, the Warehouse District and Taisho Roman Dori Street. Make sure you try the delicious local cuisine as well!

Highlights

・Visit 6 "power spots" where you can pray for good fortune, prosperity in business, love, health and more.
・Taste Kawagoe's unusual local dish; murasaki imo (purple potato) gyoza dumplings.
・Enjoy the koedo townscape throughout the tour, which you will be seeing bits of as you move from location to location.

Attractions

・Kawagoe Hachiman Shrine: Pray at this "Power spot" for love, healthy limbs and success in study. You can also secretly confess your worries and problems here.
・Shusse Inari Shrine: Pray for a successful career, prosperity in business and abundant crop at this shrine.
・Kawagoe Kumano Shrine: Visit the gods of good fortune and love. Draw your fortune, throw hoops and stomp your feet for good luck!
・Tsubaki no Kura: Enjoy a relaxing foot bath while you catch your breath.
・Yakushi Shrine: Receive the blessing of good health at this shrine. It is especially good for tired or infected eyes.
・Gyoza Saikan Daihachi: Try these unusual, purple gyoza made from purple sweet potatoes!
・Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine: This shrine is famous for love and matchmaking!
・Kitain Temple: Ward off evil spirits at this temple. The kuginuki Jizo statues are said to help rid people of evil spirits.

Notes

・We recommend you bring Japanese coins with you (5 and 10 yens) to throw into the donation boxes when you pray at the temples and shrines.

Expenses Not Included

Please bring at least ¥1,500 with you (per person) on the day to cover your travel expenses, entrance fees and other necessary costs.
*(money for souvenir shopping is not included)

Meeting Point

By the West Exit of the Tobu Tojo Line, Kawagoe Station

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