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All the must-visits in Kawagoe! Experience the Edo streets.

A tour route that takes you to the highlights of Kawagoe in 1day

Kawagoe, about 1hour from Tokyo by train, is one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, famous for its Edo-style warehouses.
The development of Kawagoe dates back to the Edo period, 400 years ago. Kawagoe prospered as a distribution base for transporting goods, and it was also a bustling castle town. There are many places of high historical value in Kawagoe, including temples, shrines, and the Kawagoe Castle. Since the town has many historical aspects, Kawagoe is sometimes called "Ko-Edo" (small Edo town). 
Visiting Kawagoe is like stepping back in time to hundreds of years ago in Japan.
Your tour guide will introduce you to the history and specialties of Kawagoe!


The main street, ""Kura-zukuri Machinami"" (old warehouse street), was designated as a preservation area, and enjoy the unique scenery of Kawagoe, which still retains the atmosphere of the Edo period.
Kawagoe is also known as a mecca for foodies, where you can taste famous sweet potato and famous candy.
The streets are lined with stylish and cool Western-style buildings with baroque and brick structures. It's a popular area where you can take pictures like a scene from a movie.
You can learn about and taste of sake at a facility where you can try sake from Kawagoe's breweries.
You can visit temples and castles with high historical value. You can see the beauty of the buildings of the time.


Kitain Temple
This temple was built in 830 (1,200 years ago) and has a high historical value. Here are some unusual ways to visit the temple, such as stroking the stone statues to get better and praying to the Jizo.
Kawagoe Castle Honmaru Goten
Kawagoe City developed around Kawagoe Castle in the Edo period. The Honmaru Goten is the residence of the lord of the castle built in the center of Kawagoe Castle. The Honmaru Goten is one of the few remaining great halls in Japan and is a very valuable building. Let's admire the gorgeous structure up close.
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
This is a famous spot in Kawagoe for matchmaking. In recent years, the shrine has been attracting a lot of tourists for its many photo-worthy attractions. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine with its seasonal decorations and colorful bream fortunes.
Kashiya Yokocho (Alley)
This is a small street lined with confectionery shops that still retains the flavor of the Showa period. The candy is a generic term for inexpensive snacks for children, and there are many unique Japanese foods. It's also a great place to buy souvenirs!
Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street
This is the main street in Kawagoe, where the streets are lined with old warehouses. The town flourished as the castle town, and the streets are lined with magnificent buildings built more than 100 years ago, which are now designated as a national conservation area.
It is also famous as a mecca for eating and drinking, with its famous sweet potato.
Kawagoe Festival Museum
The Kawagoe Festival features huge floats parading through the streets of Kawagoe, and is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Learn more about the festival at this museum dedicated to the festival. With an actual float on display, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the festival as you explore the exhibits.
The Time Bell
The Time Bell has been an essential part of people's lives since 400 years ago. It is the symbol of Kawagoe, standing on the main streets of old warehouses. Even though times have changed, it is still telling the time in the streets, and it gives us a taste of the atmosphere of "Ko-Edo" Kawagoe.
Taisho Roman Dream Street
 A street lined with retro Western-style buildings. From Greek temple-style buildings to brick churches, each building is so dignified and beautiful that you'll want to take a picture. Your tour guide will introduce you to some of the places where you can take pictures like a scene from a movie of the past.
A former sake brewery, built in 1875, was converted into a museum where visitors can learn about the famous products of Kawagoe. There are 34 sake breweries in Kawagoe, and you can sample a wide variety of sake produced in Kawagoe. You can take a break in the café and buy a variety of Kawagoe souvenirs.


We will be walking a lot, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
This includes spots where alcoholic beverages are served. Children are allowed to enter, but must be at least 20 years old to drink alcohol.

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Tour price INCLUDES:
Guide fee, Insurance
Tour price EXCLUDES:
Transportation, Entrance fee, Meals, Souvenirs, Other experience fees.
 (Approximate minimum cash requirement: 1,200 yen / person)

Meeting Point

The faregates of Kawagoe Station on the Tobu-Tojo Line.

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