Discover traveler’s iconic foods and a nostalgic shopping arcade!
Having thrived as a post town when people mainly traveled on foot or rode a horse, Urawa still has a lot of spots where you can feel the vibe of the Edo period (17th-19th century).
You will visit a rare shrine that worships a rabbit as a god. Travelers in the Edo period might also have prayed here for the luck of their trip.
After praying to the rabbit god, you will try the ancient travelers' favorite food, Kabayaki, a fluffy grilled eel with traditional sauce!
Afterwards, you will explore a nostalgic shopping arcade, and chill in a café renovated from an old Japanese house.
Let’s go on a trip to a post town and enjoy the ambience of ancient travelers, of course with your otomo guide!
・Enjoy a very rare shrine that worships a rabbit as a god.
・Try a grilled eel with Kabayaki sauce! It has been becoming more and more popular among tourists these days.
・You can feel the historical and cultural aspects of Urawa.
Tsuki Shrine: a very rare shrine that enshrines rabbit.
Manjyuya: a famous Kabayaki style grilled eel restaurant.
Gyokuzoin: a time-honored vintage temple filled with silence away from the bustle of big cities.
Uramon shopping street: a retro shopping arcade popular among locals with lots of old Japanese houses.
Tokiwa Park: the site of a castle where the first general (Shogun) of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu, used to hunt with a falcon.
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of the central exit of Urawa station.