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Half-day Kawagoe Walking Tour

Half-day Kawagoe Walking Tour

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A walking tour is indisputably the best way to explore Kawagoe, famed for its Edo-style architecture and vibrant shopping streets. See the best of Kawagoe on a 4-hour small-group walking tour, limited to 10 people to ensure an intimate atmosphere. While learning about the history of the former prosperous castle town, you’ll tick off highlights such as Kawagoe Ichinagai Street, Dream Street, Spatiotemporal Bell, and Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.44
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I spent a wonderful afternoon in...

I spent a wonderful afternoon in Kawagoe learning about the Edo period in Tokyo with my most gracious and generous guides Manami and Takeshi! They made sure I enjoyed all the specialties of the area from the shrines and temples to sweet potato-bean paste dumplings, local candies, craft beer and sake-tasting. the Tour is at a relaxed pace and is customized to suit your preferences. Martha K

Nancy S, Feb 2016

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Private Tour - A Day Surrounded by Traditional Architecture and Ukiyo-e

Private Tour - A Day Surrounded by Traditional Architecture and Ukiyo-e

This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Kamakura. Immerse yourself in local cuisine and culture by going on a comprehensive guided tour. Save hours of research time and enjoy insights and tips from your guide. Top sights you’ll visit include Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and the Great Buddha of Kamakura. A highlight of the tour is visiting Komachi Street, where you’ll discover local gourmet food.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.74
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$101.74
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Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

Custom Carved Eternity Friendship Pendants

As a Couple you can purchase very Special Jade Eternity Twists.  Choose a Twist Design then select the your Special Jade stone.. Then see your your Eternity Twists take shape as Gordon carves them both into Reality, and Hand Polished to Perfection ( or you can choose to polish yourself.) - You go home with Special Treasures that you both personally saw created from the Jade Stone which will last a Lifetime together. Allow at least 9 hours or more for this Activity
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$496.88
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$496.88
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Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing

Private Tour - Ogawamachi: The Land of Washi Paper and Sake Brewing

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Experience the traditions of Ogawamachi on this private half-day excursion. After meeting up with an informative local guide, explore traditional paper making at Saitama traditional crafts Hall and the UNESCO-designated Kadokura Japanese Paper shop. Then stop by three sake breweries and the facilities of an organic beer maker to taste delicious regional beverages.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.49
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$140.49
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Private Tour - An adventure in The World of Tea, Iruma

Private Tour - An adventure in The World of Tea, Iruma

Use your five senses to enjoy Iruma's delicious tea! Sayama tea, produced in Saitama Prefecture, is one of the three famous teas of Japan, and is characterized by its richness in taste and deep bitterness. Be prepared to use your five senses to fully enjoy sayama tea on this tour! First of all, you will be taken to see the green carpet of the largest tea plantation in the Kanto region of Japan. Then you will head to the tea museum where you can see, touch and smell tea, and also learn about the history of tea, how sayama tea is made, and what makes it unique. You will not miss out on anything with the help of your personal translator; your otomo tour guide! Finally, taste the tea. Tasting tea flavored food is just as fun as drinking tea!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.65
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$135.65
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Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Learn all about the Japanese bonsai trees on a private tour of the Omiya Bonsai Village. Visit several bonsai gardens to get a feel for the range of trees in Japan and stroll through the Omiya Bonsai Art Musem to see the mini trees from multiple angles. This tour is a great way to get a closer look at Japan’s bonsai culture and perhaps purchase one for your home.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.89
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$96.89
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Private Tour - Relaxing, Trendy and Kawaii Stuff in Tokorozawa

Private Tour - Relaxing, Trendy and Kawaii Stuff in Tokorozawa

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Feel beautiful and relaxed from the inside out! otomo has created a tour, conducted in Saitama Prefecture, to make our guests feel relaxed and beautiful from the inside out. You will begin the tour with a visit to a herb garden. You can touch and smell the herbs and even try dishes that use herbs for seasoning. Herbal scents make us feel relaxed, and this tends to show in our expressions. After feeling refreshed and relaxed, move onto Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park which is a Moomin-themed park! Wander into the world of the Moomin family and their friends and take photos in unique locations and some hidden locations that your tour guide will show you. At the end of the tour, treat yourself to a delicious cheesecake.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.96
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$125.96
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Private Tour - Visit the Birthplace of Japanese Airplanes, Tokorozawa

Private Tour - Visit the Birthplace of Japanese Airplanes, Tokorozawa

Fly a plane and experience different gravities on simulators! Tokorozawa, located in the Southwest of Saitama Prefecture, is the birthplace of Japanese airplanes. Leave the town feeling like a doctor of airplanes! On this tour you will be visiting Tokorozawa Aviation Museum where you will learn all about the aviation history along with how airplanes fly, and also experience flight and gravity simulators. Tokorozawa is also famous for beef. Your otomo tour guide will take you to a place where you can taste this delicious beef, ranked A5. Finally, visit a Japanese garden and enjoy a cup of Japanese tea with sayama tea leaves, another thing Saitama is famous for, in a tea house. Do not miss this tour great for both adults and kids!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.05
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$92.05
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Private Tour - Nagatoro's Exquisite View Over a Float Down the River

Private Tour - Nagatoro's Exquisite View Over a Float Down the River

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Try the local street food and visit a power spot as well. Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is famous for its beautiful canyon. The layered rock formations, known as iwadatami, show us the long history of this planet and the power of nature. On this tour you will enjoy a boat ride through the canyon, taking in its fantastic scenery. Your otomo tour guide will also take you to a museum where you can learn about Nagatoro's natural environment. They will translate anything you need to know if you need help! Make sure you make the most of the local food too - we recommend you try the fantastic shaved ice! The Hodosan Shrine you will be visiting is a great tourist destination and was given a star by the highly trusted Michilen Green Guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.20
Price varies by group size
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$87.20
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 The Best Of Yono Walking Tour

The Best Of Yono Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Taking pictures, coral reefs, fresh seafood, and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature are unforgettable experiences when you visit the beauty of Yono. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. The city appeal stretches far beyond picturesque sights, bayside attractions, hilly neighborhoods, and mix of architectural styles. Have you heard about the "Yono Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore"? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Yono. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$472.03
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$472.03
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Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls

Private Tour - Make Your Very Own Japanese Doll in the Town of Dolls

Truly beautiful and elegant Japanese dolls and great local food. Iwatsuki, a town which produces more Japanese dolls than anywhere else in Japan, is located to the east of Saitama city, and is known as the Town of Dolls. Japanese dolls are artistically valuable for their gentle features and beautiful costumes. On this tour you will see Japanese dolls from every decade of the past 400 years, and also get the chance to make your own doll! With your otomo tour guide to help you with translating, you can choose your favorite color and pattern for the kimono to dress your doll in. Do not forget to try Iwatsuki's local soul food; tofu ramen as well. The local restaurant you will be visiting on this tour became famous for serving the best tofu ramen in Saitama.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.20
Price varies by group size
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$87.20
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 Romantic Tour In Saitama

Romantic Tour In Saitama

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$472.03
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$472.03
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 The Best Of Saitama Walking Tour

The Best Of Saitama Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$472.03
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$472.03
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Private Tour - Places Related to Japanese Gods and Mythical Creatures

Private Tour - Places Related to Japanese Gods and Mythical Creatures

This is a great pick for travelers interested in spirituality, and ancient Japan. Enjoy the company of a private guide who provides fascinating insights that you likely wouldn’t discover alone. Learn about Japanese gods, ancient myths, and local rituals. Visit multiple shrines, including Hikawa Shrine, Sessha Monkyakujin Shrine, and even Omiya Park Zoo, where you’ll see animals featured in old Japanese myths. A highlight of the tour is trying out an ancient craft—carving a magatama pendant.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.20
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$87.20
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Private Tour - Time travel to a post town of the Edo period, Urawa!

Private Tour - Time travel to a post town of the Edo period, Urawa!

Having thrived as a post town when people mainly traveled on foot or rode a horse, Urawa still has a lot of spots where you can feel the vibe of the Edo period (17th-19th century). You will visit a rare shrine that worships a rabbit as a god. Travelers in the Edo period might also have prayed here for the luck of their trip. After praying to the rabbit god, you will try the ancient travelers' favorite food, Kabayaki, a fluffy grilled eel with traditional sauce! Afterwards, you will explore a nostalgic shopping arcade, and chill in a cafĂ© renovated from an old Japanese house. Let’s go on a trip to a post town and enjoy the ambience of ancient travelers, of course with your otomo guide!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.89
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$96.89
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 Romantic Tour In Yono

Romantic Tour In Yono

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. What is so unique and beautiful about the cherry blossoms at Bess Onuma Park? Why is it considered the favorite spot for couples? You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Have you heard about the holy shrines that give lucky charms for love in Yono? What is so special about Hikawa Shrine? Why does it attract thousands of couples every year? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
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$472.03
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$472.03
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Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

Bonsai Tour with a local Expert Guide !!

This tour goes around Omiya Bonsai Village which is well known as the hometown of Bonsai !! We visit "Bonsai museum" and a couple of nurseries. You can learn Japanese Bonsai culture and how bonsai works. Also, your guide teaches techniques of looking and feel Bonsai. You also have a chance to learn how you can grow Bonsai. Please enjoy going through Bonsai art world !! < Bonsai museum > The Saitama City Bonsai Museum is the world's first public bonsai museum, opened in 2010. It collects about 200 pots of bonsai, bonsai tray, water stones, and ukiyo-e, etc. There is a bonsai garden, usually displayed 60-70 bonsai. Some bonsai can be viewed from all angles, so you can enjoy their different views from both the front and back.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience

Bonsai Museum & Bonsai Experience

Bonsai is one of the traditional arts which represent Japan. The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is a must place for Bonsai /Japanese Garden lovers. At Bonsai village Bonsai classes are held for the beginner(reservation needed). Opened in 2010  as the first bonsai museum, Omiya Bonsai Museum consists of Collection Gallery, Bonsai Garden and Bonsai Terrace on 2F. At Collection gallery Bonsai culture is introduced through monthly displays of bonsai pot, stone, and seasonal Bonsai. Collection gallery leads to Bonsai garden displaying 60 seasonal Bonsai outside. Some can be viewed from all angles and photographed. After the museum we walk around the very calm Bonsai village spotted with houses having pretty garden where pine trees and other flower trees are neatly well kept. Among them there are 5 Bonsai gardens where Bonsai are created by each owner, displayed inside and sold, the staff will explain about how to take care Bonsai.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.41
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$174.41
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Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Omiya 1-Day Moss Ball workshop & BONSAI TOUR

Enjoy making "Kokedama" moss ball after visiting The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Bonsai nurseries, the Bonsai restaurant. ~ Highlights of this tour ~ ・Meets at JR Toro station in Saitama. *Hotel pick-up and drop-off are extra charge. ・Visit The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum ・Visit Bonsai nurseries ・Lunch at the Bonsai Restaurant Omiya ・"Kokedama" Moss Ball Making Workshop ・Short walk at the Omiya Park ・Concludes at JR Omiya station
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.40
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Do you want to go 400 years back in time?

Do you want to go 400 years back in time?

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Hi, everyone. This is all of a sudden, do you know the Japanese culture? Are you interested? Why did I start "Kawagoe guide"? I was born in Kawagoe and spent 26 years here. Many travelers are intrigued by the architecture of the city but do not understand the history behind it. I will be pleased to guide you through the path of the past and we will have fun doing it. In fact, I played truant from English study. Instead of going to English classes, I would remain home and sleep.Haha However, I wanted to be a backpacker and travel to over 20 countries. So, I started to study English desperately. I had trouble speaking and understanding the local language however, I was taken care of abroad by the local people. It is now my turn to repay the kindness that was shown to me. Let's talk about Japan together.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.78
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Kawagoe, Saitama 1 Day Private Tour

Kawagoe, Saitama 1 Day Private Tour

You can explore Kawagoe, Saitama Pref. as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$435.00
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Tokyo Omiya Bonsai Appreciation Private Day Tour

Tokyo Omiya Bonsai Appreciation Private Day Tour

We will visit The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Bonsai nurseries, the Bonsai restaurant and world-famous Bonsai artist's gardens. ・Meets at JR Toro station in Saitam or JR Shinjuku Sta., JR Urawa Sta. and JR Omiya Sta. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are extra charge. ・Concludes at JR Ueno station or JR Tokyo Station. ・We use trains and taxis for transportation. All transportation costs are included.
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  • 8 hours
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$314.65
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$314.65

Private Tour - Explore Japanese Ancient History in Yoshimi

Private Tour - Explore Japanese Ancient History in Yoshimi

Ancient graves, ancient craft and local cuisine. Yoshimi is a town located right in the center of Saitama Prefecture. On this tour you will be visiting a unique National Historic Site; the Yoshimi Hundred Caves. The caves are known to be ancient tomb graves from the Kofun Period (250-538 AD), and are just as exciting as visiting Egyptian pyramids! You can even walk through the caves to explore them. Another part of this tour is having a go at making an ancient craft. The lucky charm that you make here can be taken home as a souvenir of your trip. At the end of the tour, your otomo tour guide will introduce you to a delicious dish, using the local speciality; strawberries. You will not find a unique tour like this elsewhere!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.80
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Private Tour - A Photography Based tour in Kawagoe for Architecture Lovers

Private Tour - A Photography Based tour in Kawagoe for Architecture Lovers

International architectural styles in Kawagoe's historical Coedo Town. Kawagoe, with its streets filled with traditional houses and old warehouses, is a popular place for those who wish to experience the history of Japan. This impressive town not only has Japanese style architecture, but it is also a place where you can enjoy beautiful, retro-looking Western style architecture as well. We recommend you bring your camera to capture this interesting townscape, with its mix of architectural styles. We also recommend you visit in the evening/late afternoon when other tourists have started to leave and the town is calmer and more peaceful. If you are at all interested in architecture or photography, this tour is not one to miss!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.67
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