Little Edo-Kawagoe - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Enjoy the retro atmosphere in Kawagoe!

In this day trip, we will visit a castle town, Kawagoe. It is only a half an hour train ride from central Tokyo.

During the Edo Period(1603-1867), the city flourished as an important area politically, militarily and commercially under the strong influence of the Tokugawa Shogunate. "Edo" is Tokyo's former title, so the city is called by its nickname "Little Edo-Kawagoe".

There are many well preserved cultural heritage remains and historical architecture from that age such as Kurazukuri Old Storehouses, Kitain Buddhist Temple with 500 stone statues, Bell Tower, etc. If you visit Kawagoe, you will feel as if you stepped back in time of Edo Era by immersing yourself in its retrospective atmosphere.

While walking around the city, we can hear the chiming of the bell tower, and feast upon local delicacies in Kawagoe like eel, sweet potatoe products, green tea. etc.


09:00 Meet at your hotel
09:30 Take a train for Kawagoe at Ikebukuro Station
10:00 Visit Kitain Buddhist Temple,
Kurazukuri Old Storehouse Street,
Bell Tower,
Festival Museum,
Candy Shop Street,
Hikawa Sinto Shrine - if time allows
16:00 Leave Kawagoe for Tokyo
17:00 Return to your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel

End location: At your hotel

Duration: 8 hours


Subway, train, bus, walking

What’s Included

Other: My service as your private tour guide and my transportation fee

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 JPY - 4,000JPY per person

Transportation fee: 2,000JPY
Admission fee: 1,000JPY
Lunch: 1,000JPY

What’s Extra

Other: Transportation fee(subway, train, bus), admission, lunch

A Recent Review of this tour

Sachiko was a wonderful guide. She met our group at our hotel and escorted us to Kawagoe. Because we were travelling during Golden Week holidays in Tokyo, the trains and trams were extremely crowded. She was very friendly and informative. Sachiko allowed us as much freedom as we desired, yet kept us together in our travels. At the end of the day, she escorted us back to our hotel. Thank You, Sachiko.
Mary Torti

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