2024/01/09
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Places to Visit (A Taste of Edo in Koedo Kawagoe)

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A farm that uses a leaf compost farming system and offers a vegetable harvesting and tasting experience

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You can visit a site using an eco-friendly and sustainable leaf compost farming system. Their system has been registered as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) and has been passed down in the region since the Edo period (1603-1868). You can also experience harvesting and tasting vegetables produced at the farm.

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A café run by Ono Farm

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Visitors to Ono Café can enjoy local dishes that mainly use fresh and tasty vegetables from Ono Farm. It provides a good example of ecological circular agriculture, in which food is produced and consumed locally.

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A tea garden visit, a tea tasting, and a tea-making workshop

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The Way of Tea is a culture practice of Japan that conveys the Japanese spirit of hospitality. Kawagoe tea leaves are the root of Sayama tea and are one of the three best tea leaves in Japan. Here, you can see the tea garden, learn how to make tea, and participate in a tea-tasting.

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A walking tour of Kurazukuri Old Town

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This is the most popular shopping area and sightseeing spot in Kawagoe. Visitors can enjoy the old town atmosphere of Edo which can no longer be found in Tokyo. Its traditional buildings use a fire-resistant style of architecture from the Edo period called Kurazukuri. There are souvenir shops, gourmet restaurants, and cafés. You can also see the city symbol, Time Bell Tower. Penny Candy Lane is located nearby.

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Soy sauce brewery tour

Kagamiyama brand sake tasting

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This site offers a visit to a soy sauce brewery, where you can see outstanding aged soy sauce barrels as well as a soy sauce production process that has been passed down since Edo period. Adjoined to the facility is Kagamiyama sake brewery, which uses Kawagoe’s rich water and Kawagoe-grown rice. You can also enjoy a sake-tasting at the shop.

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A ryotei that serves traditional Japanese cuisine and authentic sushi

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This Ryotei is a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant with over one hundred years of history. It offers authentic Edo-style sushi alongside a wide variety of Japanese dishes. There are also vegan- and Muslim-friendly menus. Please enjoy the chef’s dinner special with vegetables you harvested at the farm in the morning!

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Visit to a Ryotei, which is a restaurant serving traditional Japanese cuisine

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Please enjoy seasonal Kaiseki cuisine in one of Yamaya’s private dining rooms. This restaurant has about 150 years of history and also provides beautiful garden scenery that changes with each of the four seasons. It will be a memorable place to visit for you, your family, and your friends.Please enjoy the chef’s dinner special with vegetables you harvested at the farm in the morning!

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A rickshaw ride

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The rickshaw is an eco-friendly vehicle without motorized power. Guests can enjoy a riding tour with the rickshaw driver serving as guide.


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