Category: Kawagoe

Kawagoe (also known as Koedo or Coedo) features a lot on my blog as I have lived near it for more than 10 years. You will find over 40 things to do in Kawagoe on this blog, some of the places listed have no other English information available anywhere else on the web.If you have any queries about the area, just pop your question into a comment on any thread and I will respond.

40+ things to do in Kawagoe: you will find articles on the various parks & play areas, tourist spots, off the beaten track areas of the city, as well as fun and unique cafés, shops and restaurants and much more! You will also find a live calendar of events for the area, listing not only the famous festivals, but more local type events too. You can find that event calendar here. You will also find seasonal information for where to visit Santa or ring in the New Year or how about a traditional setsubun event… if its on in Koedo you will find it on Saitama with Kids.

Monolith: Bouldering gym with kids wall | KAWAGOE

Monolith Kawagoe “Great indoor location for a half day of climbing fun for the family” Located on the border of Kawajima Town on route 254, Monolith, Kawagoe’s newest bouldering gym, opened about… Read more »

Foot spa cafe and shop “Tsubaki No Kura” | KAWAGOE

Foot Spa Cafe in souvenir shop – Tsubaki no Kura is a Kura Dai-kukan (Traditional Japanese storehouse space) that has been transformed into a shop that sells Japanese condiments, souvenirs,… Read more »

Glass blowing at Matsumoto Shoyu Factory

Free Shoyu Factory Tour & Cafe Kura at Matsumoto Soy Sauce | KAWAGOE

Free Soy Factory tour Kawagoe Free Soy Factory Tour Kawagoe – Where in Kawagoe to bring a visiting famous Japanese food chef and author?  This is the question that faced… Read more »

Fun shopping and Festival Hotspot: Maruhiro | KAWAGOE

In this article: the low down on Maruhiro – free play, roof top Ferris wheel (until 31.8.2019) and rides, video arcade, family facilities, kid friendly restaurant, cute animal shaped desserts,… Read more »