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From Tokyo: Private Historical Day Trip to Kawagoe

Product ID: 387181
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Travel back in time to Kawagoe and enjoy this experience with a friendly guide. Listen to the local knowledge your guide has to share and create an authentic experience.
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Duration: 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pickup included

You will be picked up at any location in Tokyo. The local partner will reach out to you beforehand to confirm the requested location. If you are staying in the centre of Tokyo, the host will meet you at your hotel (please specify the name and address of the hotel).
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Immerse yourself in Japan’s rich Edo-era history
  • Visit the area’s most famous sites like Toki no Kane Tower and Hikawa Shrine
  • Shop for authentic souvenirs and crafts in the town’s picturesque streets
Full description
Meet your host in Tokyo and travel back in time to visit Little Edo, a reference to the grand, feudal Tokyo of old times located less than an hour north of the city.

Discover the relicts of the Japans Edo era and take in museums and the fascinating culture in Kawagoe. Here Japanese history and culture have been preserved in the shape of traditional wooden buildings, fascinating museums, and a festival that celebrates the glory of past eras. 

Explore Kita-in Temple, where you find a room that once formed part of Tokyo’s iconic Edo Castle. Witness the power of the annual Kawagoe Festival when locals go to the streets on extravagant floats to celebrate the arrival of summer. If you’re not lucky enough to see it live, you can get a taste at the unique Festival Museum. 

Marvel at the remnants of the centuries-old castle town preserved along the modern streets. Your host will help you navigate colossal stone walls to discover the Toki no Kane bell tower, a local icon. 

Discover a world of sweet delights in a rustic setting at Penny Candy Lane. Wander along Kurazukuri Street where traditional, charcoal-tiled buildings offer a unique glimpse into the past.

Your host will show you how to eat local delicacies like a boiled eel and if you are open all kinds of quirky sweet potato-infused treats before you head back to Tokyo.
  • Personalized itinerary
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information
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• This activity takes place at all weathers
• The tour can be personalized to meet your preferences

From US$ 99.63 per person

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Product ID: 387181