Historical Little Edo Tour
The Edo period, where samurai were the ruling class, has enjoyed long time peace over 260 years up to late 19th century.
Kawagoe, called Little Edo, was a merchant town that is now home to a wealth of architecture and designs. One of the symbolic structures in Kawagoe is the tall Time Bell Tower (Toki-no Kane) that dates back over 400 years. You can enjoy the town steeped in the tradition of Edo as you stroll around the historical attractions, such as fire proof Storehouses that is still beautifully preserved in town center.
Other attractions are Kawagoe Castle which has remained for a long time since late in the Edo period, and historical temples and shrines including Kita-in Temple that was originated in 830. The third Tokugawa Shogun, Iemitsu was born there. There is also a prestigious Hikawa Shrine.
You can surely enhance deep insights into the old history and culture in Kawagoe.
After meeting you at your hotel in the center of Tokyo, we will go to Shinjuku station or Ikebukuro station to take trains for Kawagoe.
-Take JR Line from Shinjuku to Ikebukuro station or take subways from your nearest station to Ikebukuro station
-Take Tobu line from Ikebukuro station to Kawagoe station
-Take a local bus or taxi to Kita-in Temple
-Take a lunch break at traditional Japanese restaurant
-Walk or take local bus from the temple to Kawagoe Castle
-Take a bus to the center of town named "Kura no Machi"(Storage town=preserved area full of many historical architectures such as fire proof Storehouses)
-Enjoy strolling around historically preserved area including "Candy street"
-Return to Kawagoe station by bus
-Return to Ikebukuro station/JR Shinjuku station/any convenient stations
-See you off at your hotel
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
It would take about 3 hours for return transportation between your hotel in the center of Tokyo and Kawagoe, and about 4.5 hours for staying in Kawagoe.
We will use train, bus or taxi.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 Yen - You need to pay for food at certain restaurants by cash.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle. I also can arrange for a separate car and driver.