Kawagoe- a town full of nostalgic Japanese atmosphere - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Enjoy well-preserved buildings and traditional sweets!

Kawagoe is a town where you can enjoy a various forms of traditional Japanese architecture. Walk along a street lined with "Kura" storehouses and you will feel as though you have gone back to the old days. The oldest "Kura" was built in the 17the century and it is still used as a store today.
Time Bell Tower, a well known landmark of Kawagoe, is a wooden tower and the bell that sits atop the tower chimes daily with its nostalgic sounds.
If you enjoy Japanese history, we'll visit Kita-in Buddhist Temple. The temple has buildings moved from the Edo castle in the 17th century. One of the rooms is famous as the room where the 3rd Tokugawa Shogun was born. In the precincts, "Five hundred Rakan Buddha statues" will impress you with the number and variety of figures.
Another exciting stop will include a little alley called "Candy Street. " Dozens of small shops lined this street make a paradise not only for kids but for adults as well.


8:30 a. m. Meet you at your hotel and go to Kawagoe by railway
10:00 a. m. Visit Kita-in Buddhist Temple
11:00 Walk around the town
viewing the "Kura" storehouses, visiting museums and Shinto Shrines, shopping in the "Candy Alley" and a mall full of local sweets and crafts
15:30 p. m. Depart from Kawagoe
17:00 p. m. Arrive at your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: your hotel

End location: your hotel

Duration: 8 hours


railway, subway, bus

What’s Included

Other: -my service as your private licensed tour guide to meet your request
-my transportation fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4000 JPY - -transportation fees; approximately 1,500JPY per person (depends on your hotel location)
-lunch and snacks
-admission fees to a temple and museums

What’s Extra

Other: your personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

Thank you, Kaoru, for the great tour of Kawagoe last months, the fun lunch and laughs! It was certainly one of best highlights of our trip. And thanks for your patience with us :) Dean
Dean Maynard

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