Japanese old houses in Kawagoe, Japan

Kawagoe city is very close to Tokyo, it takes only 30 minutes from Ikebukuro, Tokyo. But there are so many old Japanese houses which are not able to find in other Tokyo area.

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It is called as “Small Edo”, because it was condensed town like small size of old Tokyo (Edo).

On top of old Japanese houses, you can see various Kawara (Japanese roof tiles).

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And you can see old Japanese rooms in there. There is shoji which is door created by paper and wood. Also there are Tatami, Byobu and so on.

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Also, you can see some western style old buildings in Kawagoe. Following photo is old Bank.

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I recommend to eat Amatama-Karin, which is one of special sweets in Kawagoe. It is very good souvenir of Kawagoe.