Summer In The "Little Edo" Town Of Kawagoe
In the "Little Edo" town of Kawagoe, Experience the Shinto Illness-Shunning Ritual of Chiniwa Kuguri; Stay in the Villa Annex to a Historic House, Set Within a Gorgeous, 150-Year-Old Japanese Garden; Enjoy the 30th Anniversary Fireworks Display – Returning After a 3-Year Covid-Initiated Hiatus.
By: Tobu Railway Group, LTD
150-Year-Old Garden and Historic Guesthouse Annex Add to the Authentic Experience
Even without this purification festival, Kawagoe is a splendid, convenient Tokyo daytrip. One compelling attraction is Tantoku Garden, established in 1869 by Tokujiro Suzuki (the first), a lumber merchant in Kawagoe. This distinctive Kare-sansui style garden depicts landscape scenery without water, utilizing rocks and sand, where each stone reveals the mindset of the garden's creator and plants echo the beauty of the four seasons.
For an added fee, visitors are also offered the chance to participate hands-on in a Japanese tea ceremony and traditional sweet, Wasanbon, making session. A Japanese, Italian or French lunch, served on the second floor overlooking the garden, can also be reserved for an additional charge.
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Visitors can enhance their garden experience by adding an overnight stay in the private villa annex to the historic house on the property. The authentic guest annex, built in 1901, is praised for its extremely rare and expensive solid black central pillar, crafted from a single tree-trunk.
Beyond staying guests, the whole site - the garden and the two-story annex, is often rented hourly for weddings and other special occasions, even photo-shoots. As an enhanced experience, guests staying in the villas can soak themselves in the open-air bath. Built in the Meiji Era, the tubs gaze up at the rice store house or kura, which at night, illuminates in the moonlight.
Hanachozu, floating flowers in a pot are featured throughout Kawagaoe, including Tantoku Garden, Saimyoji Temple (https://insaitama.com/
Additional Kawagoe Summer Festival, In August
The 30th Kawagoe Fireworks (https://insaitama.com/
How to Reach Kawagoe
For More Information on Tobu Railways visit: https://www.tobu.co.jp/
TOBU Railway Co., Ltd. is a major Japanese corporation consisting of approximately 90 companies. The Tobu Railway covers the longest operating distance in Metropolitan Tokyo, leading to numerous tourist attractions including: Asakusa and TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa-Onsen, famous for its world heritage sites and hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga areas, known for their blooming flower fields; and Kawagoe and Tochigi City, where the atmosphere of the old Edo era lives on. Tobu is also invested in a portfolio of hotels, including the newly opened The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko and FUFU Nikko Onsen Resort.
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