Located about 30 km northwest from central Tokyo, an old castle town Kawagoe has been known as Koedo, meaning little Edo (old Tokyo). The city preserves old architectures of Edo period (1603 to 1868) including the Bell of Time and Kurazukuri, traditional wooden warehouses.
“The Bell of Time”
One of the tourist attraction sites in Kawagoe is the Confectionery Row, which is a small alley where you can buy candies, local sweets and snacks.
“The Confectionery Row”
Opened in October 2010, “Koedo Kurari” is a place where visitors can buy souvenirs and enjoy the flavors of Kawagoe. The building was originally a brewery built in 1875, and repaired to open the new exhibition facility of the local products.
There are three parts in the Koedo Kurari; souvenirs area, a restaurant, and daily dish and take-out foods market.
Koedo Kurari is 3 minutes walk from Honkawagoe Station on Seibu-Shinjuku Line. From Shinjuku to Kawagoe, it takes about 45 minutes by Seibu-Shinjuku line express train.
Koedo Kurari Website (Japanese only)
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