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Only one hour from the city center! A trip to Koedo Kawagoe

Only one hour from the city center! A trip to Koedo Kawagoe

June 12, 2019
Do you know the retro street that can be accessed in 1 hour from Tokyo's center?
Use "Seibu Kawagoe Pass" to travel to Koedo Kawagoe and enjoy the historical atmosphere and delicious food!

Have a refreshing breakfast in Ikebukuro

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Have a breakfast at this café located on the 1st floor of Sakura Hotel, which is visited by travelers around the world!
Morning buffet is available from 4:30am, so you can start your day early!

Breakfast: 350JPY

サクラカフェ(Sakura cafe Ikebukuro)

Address東京都豊島区池袋2-39-10サクラホテル池袋別館1F
Directions池袋駅から徒歩約3分
Business HoursOpen 24 hours a day
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round
Phone Number03-5391-2330
Web Site URLhttps://www.sakura-cafe.asia/en/

Arriving at Kawagoe! Visit the famous "Kumanojinja Shrine"

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After arriving at Kawagoe, visit the "Kumanojinja Shrine" famous for bringing luck to match making!
You can also walk on the "Foot Health Road" to see how healthy you are!

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2mins

KAWAGOE KUMANO SHRINE(KAWAGOE KUMANO SHRINE)

Address埼玉県川越市連雀町17-1
Directions本川越駅より徒歩7分
Business HoursOpen 24 hours a day
Shop HolidaysOpen all year round

Walk along the Taisho Roman Street

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Have a walk along the "Taisho Roman Street" which is filled with the historical atmosphere of the Taisho Era (1912-1926).
There are old buildings in a mixture of Western and Japanese style as well as stone paving of the Taisho period.

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On foot
2mins
 

Have a short break at this retro café

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Take a break at this long-established and popular café located at the Taisho Roman Street.
Enjoying a cup of coffee at a retro café is a special experience!

Blended Coffee 580JPY

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On foot
1min

シマノコーヒー大正館(SHIMANO COFFEE)

Address埼玉県川越市連雀町13-7
Directions本川越駅から徒歩約10分
Business Hours8am~7pm

Take a shot in front of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Take some photos at the Kawagoe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is a Tangible Cultural Property.
It is the type of architecture that seems to appear in Greek Mythology.
It is not opened to public so you can just see the outside of it!

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On foot
5mins

川越商工会議所(CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY)

Address埼玉県川越市仲町1-12
Directions本川越駅より徒歩15分

Eat the famous eel rice at a long-established shop

Who can resist the premium Unaju (grilled eel rice bowl) at this popular shop?
Have a taste of the 200 years of history!

Premium Unaju (Matsu) 3,200JPY

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On foot
15mins

川越いちのや(KAWAGOE ICHINOYA)

Address埼玉県川越市松江町1-18-10
Directions本川越駅より徒歩8分
Business Hours11am-9pm
Shop Holidaysirregular holidays
Web Site URLhttp://www.unagi-ichinoya.jp/

Visit the Hikawajinja Shrine

This is a shrine famous for bringing good luck for matchmaking.
Wish for good luck and buy some Omamori (charm)!

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On foot
10mins

川越氷川神社(KAWAGOE HIKAWA SHRINE)

Address埼玉県川越市宮下町2-11-3
Directions「氷川神社前」バス停下車すぐ
Web Site URLhttp://www.kawagoehikawa.jp/#/

The symbol of Kawagoe, "Tokinokane (Bell of Time)"

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The Kurazukuri District of Edo townspeople is a main recommended sightseeing spot of Kawagoe.
Enjoy the scenery chosen as one of "100 Beautiful historical natural features of Japan", and eat while walking along the street!

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On foot
3mins

蔵造りの町並み(KURAZUKURI NO MACHINAMI)

Address埼玉県川越市幸町5
Directions本川越駅より徒歩13分

See the symbol of Kawagoe, "Tokinokane (Bell of Time)"

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This is a bell that has been telling the time to citizens of Kawagoe from Edo period.
It rings 4 times a day at 6am, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm.
You are lucky if you can hear the beautiful bell sound lingering in the air of Koedo Kawagoe!

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On foot
3mins

時の鐘(TOKI NO KANE)

Address埼玉県川越市幸町15-7
Directions本川越駅より徒歩12分
Web Site URLhttp://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/sightseeing/highlight/

Eat while walking along the Kashiya Yokocho (Candy Alley) 1. Slightly Sweet Miso Bread

You can find around 20 candy stores along Kashiya Yokocho.
First let's eat the most popular product "Miso Bread" from "Kawagoe Bakery RakuRaku"!

Miso Bread 200JPY

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1min

川越ベーカリー 楽楽(KAWAGOE BAKERY RAKURAKU)

Address埼玉県川越市元町2-10-13
Directions本川越駅より徒歩14分
Business Hours8am-5pm(Mon-Fri)/7:30am-5pm(Sat,Sun,Hol) ※Until sold out
Shop Holidaysirregular holidays
Web Site URLhttp://www.bakery-rakuraku.com/index.html

Eat while walking along the Kashiya Yokocho (Candy Alley) 2. Handmade candy shop

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This shop has been hand-making candies from natural ingredients since 1914.
You can find a lot of traditional but cute candies there, which are perfect for souvenirs!

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On foot
15mins

玉力製菓(Tamariki candy manufacturer)

Address埼玉県川越市元町2-7-7
Directions本川越駅より徒歩14分
Business Hours10am-5pm
Shop HolidaysMon

Buy the famous sweet potatoes as souvenirs

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"Sweet Potato Beniakakun" has been certified by the Koedo Kawagoe Tourist Association as a premium souvenir of Kawagoe.
It is also selected by food professionals as one of "Cuisine Kingdom 100"!

Sweet Potato Beniakakun (4 pieces) 680JPY

■Route
Train: Seibu Shinjuku Line headed for Seibushinjuku
Honkawagoe
⇩15 mins
Tokorozawa
Train: Seibu Ikebukuro Line headed for Ikebukuro
⇩25 mins
Ikebukuro

くらづくり本舗 西武本川越ペペ店(KURAZUKURI HOMPO)

Address埼玉県川越市新富町1-22
Directions本川越駅から徒歩1分
Business Hours10am~9pm
Shop Holidaysirregular holidays(Twice a year)

Have dinner at the Ramen hotspot

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Visit the Ramen shop "Mendokoro Hanada" with long queues.
Its popularity lies in the rich Miso soup and chewy noodles.

Miso Ramen 830JPY