2024/01/23
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🆙 Recommended Spot in Koedo Kawagoe ( Experience )

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A rental kimono shop

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A professional kimono-dresser will dress you in a kimono set of your choice inside the shop. Dining and touring Kawagoe in a kimono is sure to make you feel like you just stepped back in time to the Edo period!

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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.

Address 350-0061 Kitamachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 2-1

Telephone number 080-1086-0088

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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.

Address 350-0065 Nakacho, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 10-13

Telephone number 049-224-2122

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Ceramic art workshop

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Here, you can take part in a ceramic art workshop held in a traditional Kura warehouse located in the center of Kurazukuri Old Town. The trial lesson is one hour long.

Address 350-0063 Saiwaicho, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 7-1

Telephone number 049-226-1065

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Letterpress printing & Japanese Binding Experience

*Letterpress Printing Experience and Tea and sweets included

*Letterpress Printing Experience and sweets included

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The characters used in letterpress printing are called type. The typefaces and sizes of the characters are used in different ways to form the letters. Many craftsmen who inherited the beautiful typographical skills of the Japanese language worked in printing companies.

  Letterpress is a printing method in which pressure is applied to these typeset letters and they are transferred to paper like a stamp.

Washi has high durability that does not oxidize and does not deteriorate, and has been produced in many parts of Japan since ancient times. In particular, handmade washi is a special piece of paper that reveals the characteristics of the artist and the land. Made from raw materials such as “gampi” and “kozo” (paper mulberry), it is light and strong, and because it is compatible with oil, when written on with ink, the ingredients permeate the fibers and do not easily run off with water.

Watoji is a book made by binding a bundle of Japanese paper. Watoji is made of silk thread and Japanese paper, making it durable and suitable for storage. Japanese people can still read books from long ago that were left behind by these binding methods, and learn about the lives of the people of that time, the formation of the region, and the culture of that time. In our experience, we use the typical “Yotsume-binding” method.

Address 350-0062 Motomachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 2-4-5

Telephone number 049-222-1164


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