Kawagoe

Kawagoe
Folks visiting Tokyo who want to see more of traditional Japan can either visit Asakusa or Kawagoe - situated only 31 mins from JR Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo Line - or an hour 30 min drive from central Tokyo. If you are going by train then get off at Honkawagoe Station.

Kawagoe was originally a castle town of the Kawagoe clan. Many buildings still stand after many centuries surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and bombings in 1945.