Cultural experience just 30 minutes from Ikebukuro

I would like to introduce Kawagoe “KOEDO” today.

Kawagoe is about a 30-minute train ride from Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The nearest station is Hon-Kawagoe.

Easy access from Ikebukuro is one of the attractions of visiting Kawagoe. You can enjoy the atmosphere of the Edo period (1603-1867), a short distance away from the busy city life.

In addition, you can experience a more authentic Japanese atmosphere in Kawagoe’s Koedo, as there are fewer foreign tourists here than in other tourist destinations. There are relatively few crowds at tourist spots and in the city, so you can walk around in peace and quiet. There are also many opportunities to interact with the local people and experience traditional culture.

In Koedo-Kawagoe, you will find many stores selling traditional crafts and local specialties. Not only can you see good old Japanese techniques and craftsmanship up close, but there are also places where you can actually experience making things by hand. Through these experiences, you will be able to experience Japanese culture and traditions.

There are many sightseeing spots in Kawagoe’s Koedo district, but the most notable of them all is Kawagoe Castle. Kawagoe Castle features a magnificent castle tower and powerful stone wall and is a valuable reminder of the history of the Edo period.

The view from the castle tower is spectacular, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

Visiting Kawagoe is like a trip back in time.

You can also see around and enjoy nature’s beauty while feeling Japan’s old history.

It is a highly recommended spot.