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Kawagoe (Kawagoe City) is located about thirty minutes northwest of Tokyo by train. It is a popular sight where the historic townscape, and culture are still visible today.
During the Edo period (1603 to 1867), Kawagoe developed under the strong influence of the culture and regime of Tokyo, which was known as “Edo.” Consequently, it is now nicknamed “Koedo” (literally “Little Edo”) and attracts about 6 million tourists a year.
You can enjoy just walking through the town without an itinerary,
since temples, shrines, Japanese restaurants,
Japanese confectionary stores and other sights are located everywhere.
Toki no Kane (Time-telling Bell)
A symbolic building of Kawagoe. It is said to have been built between 1627 and 1634 to tell people the time by ringing the bell.Information on other spots
Yamaya, Japanese Restaurant
Here you can enjoy seasonal Japanese cuisine in a room where the space is lavishly used, with a view of a large courtyard that portrays the beauty of the seasons.Information on other spots
Kashiya Yokocho (Confectioners Street)
There are about 22 confectioners in a row along this street selling a variety of inexpensive traditional candies and sweets.Information on other spots
We wish to introduce to you representative sights of Tokyo along the Tobu Line such as Asakusa,
Tokyo Skytree Town and Nikko, which is registered as a World Heritage.
Nikko is one of the most famous tourist sites where you can find a number of national treasures, important cultural properties and historic buildings including Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple that is registered as a World Heritage as well as Nikko Toshogu Shrine. It is also blessed with nature scenes which attract many tourists each year. Its local specialties include lacquerware and wood carving.
Among Japanese areas with hot spring inns, this is one of the most distinguished towns. Kinugawa Onsen (hot spring) is well known for its spring water quality. In its close neighborhood, there is a cluster of sightseeing and recreational facilities including Tobu World Square, Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway and Kinugawa “linekudari” cruise.
Asakusa is known for a number of tourist attraction sites such as the Sensoji Temple and its Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon). The world’s highest tower, Tokyo Skytree ®, 634 meters high, was opened on May 22, 2012, and in the Sumidagawa River running nearby you can enjoy the pleasure boats: This is one of the most popular areas in Tokyo for tourists.
This is the area which flourished in the Edo period (1603-1868) as a post town and a wholesale town with heavy traffic of transportation by ship. On each side of the main street which goes through the center of the city, as well as the Kaemoncho Street, there are dignified, black misegura (combination of shop and dwelling) and a swath of big warehouses with white, plastered walls constructed during the Edo period, which should make you think how magnificent the age must have been.