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Kurazukuri townscape

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4.2 (1658)

Saiwaicho, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0063, Japan

Classic Edo Period (1603-1867) warehouse buildings still line this bustling street.

hourglassDuration: 01h00min

outdoor
outdoor
free
free
paid
paid
daytime
daytime
nighttime
nighttime
food
food
traditional
traditional
cafes
cafes
shops
shops

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4.2
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PJ, SMJ & DNJ a month ago

Old Town (Koedo in Japanese, literally “Little Edo”) is an area of Kawagoe City that maintains its historic traditions dating back to the Edo Period (17th to 19th centuries). During that time, Kawagoe was built around the (no long existing) Kawagoe Castle, and played a key role in business transactions with Tokyo (then called Edo). Old Town is both a functioning city as well as a tourist town, and attracts many visitors to walk down its streets, enjoy the old time architectural styles, visit the local shops, and get a taste of life from a bygone era.

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Nicolas weng kan a month ago

Nice traditional feel for this place that is within 30mins of Tokyo. Great finger food all over the place and a few good restaurants

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Matthias Wendel 2 months ago

More or less hidden gem. Delicious, mainly sweet potato themed street food in a super chill atmosphere with all of the old Edo houses. Going there takes less than an hour and is fully covered by the JR pass. Definitely worth checking out if you want to escape the crowds of Tokyo for a little day trip.

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daily eat & wanderlust 5 months ago

A nice area where you can stroll around, enjoy old building and do some shopping. Located not too far from Kawagoe Station and there are a lot of bus line so you can easily get here. Loved the vibe here, it’s giving old town vibe just like Kyoto. Very recommended if you have some spare time in Tokyo. Just remember that the shops here closed around 5 pm, so it’s better if you come here for a day trip.

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Helen HL Leung 9 months ago

This is my second time visited this historical street , my first time was at least 18 years ago when it was newly opened to public. Now I could see the street street has turned into a business area , more shops and buildings are added . I best way is to but a one day pass at the Tourist Information Centre, it is next to the station. The staff are very friendly and helpful. If you like historical Japanese buildings, this is a place that you should visit. The street is so crowded , many visitors from different countries.