Kawagoe (Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref.)
A castle town that continues to encapsulate the essence of Edo (Tokyo).
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- A Town with Atmospheric Streets Lined with Warehouses
Kawagoe is a town that continues to retain visible vestiges of Edo (Tokyo). Even today, prized traditional storehouses, inhabited by residents and operated by merchants, line the streets. These storehouses have embraced elaborate fire-resistant innovations and reveal aspects of Edo that are no longer discernable in Tokyo proper.
- Kawagoe Festival Hall
The Kawagoe Festival, which has been celebrated continuously for approximately 350 years (and which is held on the third Saturday and Sunday of October), is the largest two-day-per-year event in Kawagoe. On all other days, visitors can still gain a firsthand sense of what the festival is like by dropping by the Festival Hall.
- Observing True Craftsmanship
In Kashi Ya Yokocho, members of the public can view experts preparing candies and sweet potato snacks according to time-honored Japanese processes.
- By train:
- Tokyo Station – Kawagoe Station; 55 minutes
- By bus:
- Haneda Airport – Honkawagoe Station; 1 hour 15 minutes
- Kawagoe City
- Tel: +81-049-224-8811 (English)
- Koedo Kawagoe Tourist Association
- Kawagoe City Kawagoe Station Tourism Information Bureau
- Tel: +81-049-222-5556 (English)