Kawagoe "little Edo"

There is Kawagoe in a place for only less than 1 hour from Tokyo, and is a rare castle town leaving the history of Edo culture in now. There is by the dozens a historic spot and cultural properties in Kawagoe, and is famous in Kanto with Nikkou and Kamakura. A feature of the Edo period is hardly left in Imperia Palace / Edo castle and the castle town Tokyo by an earthquake disaster and the war damage. Kawagoe is existence to be precious as home of Tokyo to think of culture of the Edo period. There is some towns called"little Kyoto"in Japan,but only Kawagoe has a place called "little Edo". Because convenience of traffic is good as for you, you can see the sights of castle town Kawagoe by day return fully. Kawagoe is old, and is the place that has the charm that there was not to a new city much.

Nakain

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Nakain was founded in 830 A.D. by grand Buddhist priest Ennin. A garden of a temple changes the shape by the four seasons, and pleases the scene to people visiting this place. A person loses a word to describe it in beauty of a cherry blooming in spring in particular. This temple is conveyed with the birthplace of Kawagoe tea and Sayama tea.

Ogakiku

Ogakiku first opened about 200 years ago in 1807, in the second half of the Edo period.  We serve you eels as the best delicious style, because we are the professional chef.

Fine china store 'Yamawa'

As you enter 'Kura'style store with its black walls, dynamic columns and hari(beams), we exhibit china pieces that are made by local artists. We have cafe which serves Kawagoe's famous and very popular sweet potato mini-kaiseki. We are waiting for you!

Seven Lucky Gods

In Kawagoe City which is called "Koedo", the little old-Tokyo, still remains the atmosphere of the old castle town. And there are temples where the "Shichifukujin", Seven Lucky Gods, have been worshipped from ancient times as deities that bring good luck. Please get the Seven Good Fortunes!!

Gofuku Kanda

We want to pass on Japanese kimono culture. We have a wide variety of kimonos, Japanese items waiting for you, perfect for daily use or as a souvenir, such as 'furoshiki' (Japanese wrapping cloths), handkerchiefs, towels, and handbags. These are sure to become a well treasured keepsake.

Josyuya

Japanese lifestyle of Buddhism. We have available many numbers of Altar, idol Buddha, Beads. We are looking forward to your visit!!

Kitain

The history of Kitain is thought to have begun when the monk Ennin founded Muryoju Temple in 830 A.D. Muryoju is another name for the Amitabha Buddha (Buddha of Unending Life) the main object of worship at the Temple. Kitain has much precious historical cultural assets, and there is a very famous thing too 500 Statues of Rakan, fair of Dharma dolls.

Fukazen

This shop was established 240 years ago to sell writing paper, writing brushes, Shoji paper, Fusuma, and Byobu (folding screens). At present, they mainly sell hanging scrolls, frames, and Shikishi, a large square card used to write poems or to paint pictures. Shikishi are popular among foreign travelers because of the reasonable price and art depicted on them.