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Do you wanna go 400 years back in time

Kawagoe, Japan

Experience hosted by Toru

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you know Kawagoe(ko-edo)?
Kawagoe is stealing the show as a historical city now.

Instagrammers like “A wind bell tunnel” & “Japanese-style garden in starbucks” & “Edo period building” & “old-snack”, Kawagoe is a great place to learn Japanese culture and take stunning pictures.

Kawagoe is only 30 mins by train from Tokyo. (from Ikebukuro Station to Kawagoe Station)

How to ticket?
Tobu ticket(discount price) ¥700 yen
http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/en/pass/kawagoe.html
Seibu ticket(discount price) ¥1,000 yen (a day pass)
https://www.seiburailway.jp/railways/tourist/english/ticket/daypass.html


I will guide you through the mystery of the city and make you visit places only locals know of. Are you ready for the adventure?

We will meet at in JR & Tobu Kawagoe Station or Seibu Hon-Kawagoe Station at 10:00 (the stations are different, but are near).

I introduce myself, and let's do Kawagoe walk at once.
If you want to know The Japanese culture, I hit the side, and there is the experience.
Be prepare to walk a bit while I explain about the history.

If you want to know more Japanese culture,I can teach "Soba class" in Kawagoe.
You interesting it please let me.
https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/414266

Also if you want to take "kimono" 2,000 yen ~3,000 yen.
https://www.nanabikai.com/couple/
Other things to note
If you have a place you want to visit, or a meal you'd like to eat, please let me know beforehand. I will plan accordingly.
And rent bicycle 700 yen/a day
Do you know Kawagoe(ko-edo)?
Kawagoe is stealing the show as a historical city now.

Instagrammers like “A wind bell tunnel” & “Japanese-style garden in starbucks” & “Edo period building” & “old-snack”, Kawagoe is a great place to learn Japanese culture and take stunning pictures.

Kawagoe is only 30 mins by train from Tokyo. (from Ikebukuro Station to Kawagoe Station)

How to ticket?
Tobu ticket(discount p…

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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Kimono(2,000~5,000yen)
From $46
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Toru

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, everyone.
This is all of a sudden, do you know the Japanese culture?
I live life in an old style.Ex.when it is spring, I plant rice. Catch fish & sometimes gather insects to eat.
In other words 100% of ingredients are collected.

Why did I start guide? I was born in Kawagoe & spent 26 years. Many travelers are intrigued by the architecture of the city but don't understand the history behind it. I will be pleased to guide you through the path of the past and we will have fun doing it.

In fact, I played truant from English study. I was sleeping English classes.Haha
However, I wanted to be a backpacker. So, I started to study English desperately.
When l was abroad, many troubles happened. I was taken care of abroad by the local people.
It is now my turn to repay the kindness that was shown tome. Let's talk about Japan together :)
Hi, everyone.
This is all of a sudden, do you know the Japanese culture?
I live life in an old style.Ex.when it is spring, I plant rice. Catch fish & sometimes gather insects to eat.
In other words 100% of ingredients are collected.

Why did I start guide? I was born in Kawagoe & spent 26 years. Many travelers are intrigued by the architecture of the city but don't understand the history behind it. I will be pleased to guide you through the path of the past and we wil…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at Kawagoe Station.
Then we'll ride bikes to Kawagoe's old town and see a castle that was built in 1457 AD. Then we'll go to Kashiya-yokocho.
There are lots of traditional shops and old buildings that will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time to ancient Tokyo. There is a lot more to visit in this city, and if time permits we can visit most of them.
Camille
September 2019
I highly recommend Toru’s tour if you like a little bit of history in your trip. I came without any ideas about Kagawoe but he should me a lot of interesting places and even guided me to a ritual in a shrine. It was a fun experience. He is also very helpful in taking pictures (and even videos) and when travelling alone this is a great bonus! He is very patient with me when taking pictures which I really admire. He is also smiling which made the tour fun and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. I would like to go back to Kagawoe again if I have the chance. I can say that Toru’s tour is the best day in my entire Tokyo trip.
I highly recommend Toru’s tour if you like a little bit of history in your trip. I came without any ideas about Kagawoe but he should me a lot of interesting places and even guided…
Joseph
March 2019
Toru was a great host. I randomly selected this activity last minute as I was preparing for my trip to Tokyo and I do not regret it one bit. We did a walking tour instead of biuked due to the rain, but I think that actually gave me the opprotunity to greater appreciate the scenery. We tried delicious snacks, visited a castle, and I got an opportunity to take photos with many people in tradiional dress. I would reccomend this expereince for anyone looking to do something different outside of the city.
Toru was a great host. I randomly selected this activity last minute as I was preparing for my trip to Tokyo and I do not regret it one bit. We did a walking tour instead of biuked…
Keiko
January 2019
Toru was very knowledgable of the local area in kawagoe. He took movie and made video(free). It's was a good memory thank you
Tsubasa
January 2019
Toru taught me a spot in Kawagoe. This place was a place not on the pamphlet. it was very fun. Thank you Toru.
Kah Kiong
July 2019
Toru is friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone who visit Tokyo.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

You don't need it.