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Kawagoe 350-0063, Saitama Prefecture
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All reviews day trip sweet potato ice cream edo period old town shopping street shops selling rice crackers shinjuku station local delicacies the bus definitely worth a visit tourist information bell tower old style both sides nice place to stroll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ticket can be purchased at Tobu Toju line ticketing gate @ ikebukuro station. Pass for a return train ride cost 700¥, premium pass includes return train ride and unlimited bus rides in kawagoe for 950¥. Either ways you'll still pay lesser than the regular rides....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank macsimogong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small stretch of street filled with street food and various handicraft shops. A must see when you visit Kawagoe

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

The architecture on this street is really interesting and the collection of shops to explore make this well worth seeking out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ProducermanAtlanta
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

I went to Kawagoe from Tokyo because I saw those pictures of that street. So fun and enterteining. I bet you’ll want to try everything

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marumiya
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Temples, shrines and the old buildings converted to shops, kawagoe is a good day trip destination from tokyo. Local beer, sweet potato chips, dumplings, rice crackers etc.etc, this is the street food eaters' paradise. It's a shame that the main street hasn't become pedestrian only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 979midiy
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

If you're coming from Shinjuku, take the train to Kawagoe from Seibu Shinjuku Station. When you arrive Kawagoe, go to the tourist information on the west exit close to the bus stops. Buy a loop pass for unlimited rides on the Tobu Co-edo loop shuttle.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank momififi
Reviewed 6 November 2018

You get a good sense of the Edo period here. There is quite a variety of shops selling all manner of things from bonito tuna to knives and snacks. Don't miss candy alley. I would suggest eating in the newer part of town on your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

It’s relatively easy to reach from Tokyo with good trains connection that’s less than 1hr away. You will be transported back to the Japan Edo period upon reaching the main streets with many interesting shops that Botha sells food, souvenirs, and places of interest. One...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Had to choose between Hakone, Nikko and Kawagoe for a day trip and regretfully we decided on Kawagoe because it was closer. This place has almost nothing good about it. The main shopping street is lined with shops which is nice, but they are all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ArcticRoll
Reviewed 26 August 2018

City of Kawagoe a.k.a Little Edo was once an important commodity resource and business trades to Edo (today's Tokyo) during the Edo period. The city avoided severe damages after the air raid bombings by WWW II western allies that mainly aimed at large area of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from TanJ_12 | Reviewed this property |
Like most of the visitors, I took JR line to Ikebukuro station, purchase the special ticket called "Kawagoe special pass premium" and board the rapid train to to Kawagoe station (about 30mins). If you take JR line to Kawagoe... More