Travel Guide to Kawagoe

Shinto priest at Kawagoe kumano shrine

Kawagoe also known as Little Edo is located in Saitama Prefecture, just north of Tokyo. It’s a popular day trip destination, where visitors get to enjoy the well-preserved Edo-period (1603-1867) warehouse district, with traditional Kurazukuri-style buildings, the iconic Bell of Time (Toki no Kane) tower, and historic temples like Kitain Temple.

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Kawagoe is an excellent place to try a variety of Japanese street foods, and it’s especially well known for its sweet potato snacks.

Prefecture: Saitama Prefecture
Region: Just north of Tokyo
Climate: Temperate with warm summers and mild winters
Major Festivals: Kawagoe Festival
Local Food & Drinks: Sweet potatoes and traditional Japanese candies

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