Prices are set per person for a minimum of 2 people or per group size. There is a per person discount for each additional participant.
Children 12 or under go for free.
Large groups are welcome. We aim to offer an intimate experience so the tour may be altered to fit your group. Please contact us for more information.
We happily welcome solo travelers. To offer the full experience to solo travelers, tour price may vary.
Soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era on this private 8 hour tour of the beautiful Kawagoe (known as little Edo). Explore the historic warehouse district and see sights such as the famous bell tower, the remains of Kawagoe castle and the famous Kita-in temple. Try an array of traditional sweets and snacks on the famous candy lane. Enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch in an Edo era restaurant. Try the local ‘Coedo’ craft beer and sample an array of Sake at the Kawagoe sake center. Peruse the many traditional stores for souvenirs before returning back to Tokyo.
Exploring the old town in Kimono is a great way to truly experience this historic Edo era town.
Your guide will contact you within 24 hours of booking to range a convenient time and place to meet.
Kawagoe, is a historic city 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo. The city, known as little Edo for its old world warehouse district, temples and ruined castle, is a fascinating town to soak up a historic atmosphere of Old Japan. It makes a perfect day trip from the hustle and bustle of Modern Tokyo. The town was an old merchant town with strong trade links to Tokyo. The main street, Kurazukuri Street, is lined with Edo era merchant warehouses which now house restaurants and traditional craft shops (great for sousvenir shopping). The area retains an ambiance of old japan and you can experience what life 100 years ago would have been like. Kawagoe is also home to a number of significant temples and shrines including the venerable Kita-in temple which houses a part of the old Edo castle. Kawagoe cuisine is delicious too, famous for its Ryotei (gourmet Japanese) restaurants, sweet potato dishes, eel dishes and traditional handmade sweets. A trip to Kawagoe offers a fascinating insight into old Japan as well as feast for the eyes and tongue. Join us for a day trip into the past!
Hi. I am Simon. I am a British guy living in Tokyo for the past 17 years. I am a friendly, easy going, cheerful, guy who loves both to travel and to share my city with others. I love to share life with old friends and new and giving people memorable experiences brings me great joy. I am pretty spontaneous and nothing fills me with more joy than a night on the town experiencing tasty food, enjoying unusual drinks and making new friends. My motto is “Eat, drink and be merry’ and I hope you join me for some fantastic adventures.