Western AreaKawagoe City
A “townscape of kura warehouses” still remain in Kawagoe.
The kura warehouses have a fireproof architecture cleverly built to prevent fires and was developed as a form of house for the merchants of Edo. It retains an image of Edo that cannot be seen in today’s Tokyo. It was chosen as the country’s “important preservation district of historic buildings” in December of 1999 and was selected as “Japan’s 100 Beautiful Historical Environments” in 2007 of January.
Historical and Cultural facilities Scenery / Landscape
- Tourist spot name
- Within the city of Kawagoe
- 049-222-5566 (Kawagoe-City Station Tourist Information Office)049-222-5566 (Kawagoe-City Station Tourist Information Office)
Business hours / Fee
- Regular holiday
- Public transport
Get off at “Hon-Kawagoe Station” of Seibu Shinjuku Line and at “Ichibangai” of the Seibu bus.
・Get off at “Kawagoe Station” of Tobu Tojo Line・JR Kawagoe Line and “Ichibangai” of the Seibu bus and you will immediately reach your destination.
- About 15 minutes from "Kawagoe" Interchange of Kan-Etsu Expressway