Explore Kawagoe and discover soy sauce with all your senses.
Japanese traditional seasoning, soy sauce, is used at the table everyday in almost every Japanese household. On this tour, you will visit a traditional soy sauce factory to see how this popular sauce is made. Enjoy the smell and sounds of the fermentation process, as well as some delicious dishes seasoned with soy sauce, which you can try at a tasting. The tour at the factory are only conducted in Japanese, but there is no need to worry, as your otomo tour guide will translate everything for you. After a visit to the factory, you will be taken around the traditional area of Kawagoe. Visit the famous Warehouse District as well as some special locations recommended by otomo!
・Visit a soy sauce factory to see how the traditional Japanese seasoning product is made.
・Taste delicious dishes that are seasoned with soy sauce.
・Enjoy a little trip around the popular tourist destination; Kawagoe, as well!
・Soy Sauce Kingdom Hidaka Factory: Learn about soy sauce, experience part of the process of its production and taste the delicious sauce in this appetizing factory!
・Crea Mall: Visit Kawagoe's local shopping street to see and feel the real Kawagoe.
・Taisho Roman Dream Street: Walk rough this nostalgic, retro shopping street. The place is a famous filming location for TV shows and movies.
・Kumano Shrine: Visit the god of good fortune and matchmaking at this shrine. It is a good place to visit to pray for better luck with money, health and life in general!
・The Warehouse District: Visit the most popular area of Kawagoe and feel as if you have slipped back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868)! Find a souvenir as a reminder of your trip.
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・From the meeting point, you will first take the train and then walk for roughly half an hour from the station, to get to the first location of the tour.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
Please bring at least ¥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)
By the Tourism Information Office outside the ticket gates at the Tobu Tojo Line, Kawagoe Station 【How to get there】 Go to the JR Line, Ikebukuro Station and then board the Tobu Tojo Line service. It will take roughly 30-40 minutes to get to Kawagoe Station.