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Day Trip To Historic Kawagoe From Tokyo

Shinjuku City, JP
Shinjuku City, JP
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Experience the magic of Edo-era Japan with a Day Trip to Historic Kawagoe from Tokyo. Immerse yourself in the charm of this ancient castle town as you stroll through the 17th century wooden buildings and charcoal-tiled houses of the kurazukuri district. Marvel at the towering Toki no Kane Tower and explore the Festival Museum to catch a glimpse of the stunning three-story floats that parade the streets. Discover the rich history of Kawagoe as you visit the Hattori Museum of Folklore and the majestic Honmaru Goten Castle. And don't forget to stop by Penny Candy Lane to indulge in traditional Japanese sweets. With a personalized itinerary based on your interests and a like-minded host to guide you, this day trip promises an unforgettable journey back in time.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Immerse yourself in Edo-era Japanese heritage
  • Marvel at the Toki no Kane Tower
  • Visit famous sites like Honmaru Goten Castle
  • Explore Penny Candy Lane and try traditional Japanese sweets
  • Write a note to one of the deities at Hikawa Shrine
  • 6 hours with a host
  • Return travel from Tokyo to Kawagoe
  • Private and personalised itinerary
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or taxi options)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions other than those included
  • Transport costs other than those included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Introduction

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Edo-era Japan with a day trip to the enchanting town of Kawagoe. This small slice of ancient Japan, also known as the historic castle town, is a captivating destination that will transport you back to the 17th century. As you stroll through the charming streets lined with traditional wooden buildings and charcoal-tiled houses, you'll feel as though you've entered a different world.

What to expect?

During this day trip, you can anticipate discovering the unique features of the kurazukuri district, with its fascinating warehouse-style architecture. Marvel at the iconic Toki no Kane Tower, a symbol of the town, or indulge in some retail therapy as you explore the quaint streets filled with local crafts, handmade wares, souvenirs, and delectable foods. Your knowledgeable host will curate the itinerary based on your interests and preferences, ensuring you have a personalized experience that truly resonates with you.

Who is this for?

This day trip is perfect for travelers who have a keen interest in history, culture, and immersing themselves in the local way of life. Whether you're a history enthusiast eager to learn about Japan's ancient past or simply someone who enjoys exploring charming towns with a unique atmosphere, this experience is designed to appeal to a wide range of visitors. Embrace the opportunity to step back in time and gain a deeper understanding of Japan's captivating history.

Why book this?

By booking this day trip, you'll have the chance to explore Kawagoe with a knowledgeable local host who will provide insider insights and personalized recommendations. This unique experience allows you to delve into the lesser-known aspects of the town, hidden gems that might be overlooked by other tourists. With a flexible itinerary, you can tailor the day according to your interests and preferences, ensuring a truly memorable experience that aligns perfectly with your desires.

Good to know

Important details to note include the total duration of the trip, which is approximately 360 minutes. The meeting point can be adjusted to your preferences with the assistance of Experience Planners. It's important to understand that the places visited may differ from those listed in the itinerary, as your host will curate the experience based on your specific interests and preferences. Make sure to bring your sense of adventure and a willingness to embrace the vibrant history and culture of Kawagoe for an unforgettable day trip.

Reviews

Customers who have embarked on this day trip have expressed their satisfaction with the experience. They praise the personalized nature of the tour, as it allows them to explore the town according to their own interests. Travelers appreciate the knowledge and friendliness of their hosts, who provide in-depth insights into Kawagoe's history and culture. Many reviewers highlight the flexibility of the itinerary, which enables them to discover lesser-known attractions and hidden gems. Overall, visitors rave about the charming atmosphere of Kawagoe and the enriching experience they had during their day trip.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

(Pass by)

Join a host to travel by train to Kawagoe, and immerse yourself in Edo-era Japanese heritage, discovering wooden buildings and charcoal-tiled houses of the kurazukuri (warehouse) IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Toki no Kane

(Pass by)

Marvel at the Toki no Kane Tower or embark upon some retail therapy, shopping for handmade wares, local crafts, souvenirs and unique foods lining quaint streets IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Kawagoe Castle Honmaru Palace

(Pass by)

Visit famous sites like the majestic Honmaru Goten Castle and hear tales of lords and epic battles IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street

(Pass by)

Explore Penny Candy Lane, and stop to try some traditional Japanese sweets IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Kugedohikawa Shrine

(Pass by)

Go to the Hikawa Shrine and write a note to one of the deities on a wooden plaque IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

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