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Welcome to Kawagoe! Helpful Tourist Information!

Please enjoy this useful information while visiting Kawagoe! Included is information regarding free wireless hotspots, ATM machines that accept credit cards, foreign money exchange booths and more!
I hope this information helps make your travelling experience easy and enjoyable!

Kawagoe Prefecture Official Tour Guide

Kawagoe Informational Video

The video is narrated in Japanese but includes English subtitles.

KAWAGOE Guide Map (Eng)

Kawagoe Prefecture Home Page

This guide map explains the history of Kawagoe, its culture and hotspots as well as information explaining bus and train connections.
This guide map is available in both English and Japanese.
This file format is PDF.

Maps in additional languages are available at the Kawagoe prefecture home page:
Korean version
Chinese version(traditional)
Chinese version (Simplified)

A Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Area Provided by Kawagoe Prefecture(Kawagoe Free Wi-Fi)

A Free Wi-Fi spot provided by Kawagoe prefecture, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION Saitama Division, NTT Broadband platform Inc.

Available Areas

JR Tobu Tojo Line “Kawagoe station” East Exit Rotary Area

“Kawagoe station” East Exit Rotary Area

JR Tobu Tojo Line “Kawagoe Station” West Exit Rotary Area

“Kawagoe Station” West Exit Rotary Area

Seibu Shinjuku Line “Hon Kawagoe Station” East Plaza Area

“Hon Kawagoe Station” East Plaza Area

Service Details

Allowed connection duration.

60 minutes per connection. (Unlimited number of connections permitted)

SSID

Kawagoe_Free_Wi-Fi

Useful Applications

If you register with the “Japan Connected-Free Wi-Fi” application provided by NTTB, you can use free Wi-Fi in all locations provded by “Japan Connected-Free Wi-Fi”.  This service offers more wireless hotspots than the Kawagoe Free Wi-Fi service.

NTTBP Home Page

Kawagoe Prefecture City Center Free Wi-fi Spots

Internet Cafes

Jiyuukukan Kawagoe Store
2-1-5 Shintomi-cho 2-1-5 Kawagoe-shi Kawagoe dai 8YN Building 2F Saitama
Google Map

Manga Café Manboo Kawagoe Store
3-16 Wakita-cho 3-16 Kawagoe-shi Kawagoe Maruishi Building 3F Saitama
Google Map

Starbucks Wi-Fi

Starbucks Lumine Kawagoe Store

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Starbucks Locations

Starbucks Seibu Hon Kawagoe Station Store
1-22 Shintomicho 1-22 Kawagoe-shi Hon Kawagoe station store Saitama
Google Map

Starbucks Lumine Kawagoe Store
39-19 Wakitahon-cho Kawagoe-shi Lumine Kawagoe Saitama
Google Map

Starbucks Kawagoe Crea Mall Store
2-11 Shintomi-cho Kawagoe-shi Maru Hiro Annex Saitama
Google Map

Internet Cafes That Offer Computers for Customer Use

Jiyuukukan Kawagoe Store
2-1-5 Shintomi-cho Kawagoe-shi 2-1-5 Kawagoe dai 8YN Building 2F Saitama
Google Map

GeraGera Kawagoe Store
2-4-2 Shintomi-cho Kawagoe-shi Taiyo building 3F Saitama
Google Map

Manga Café Manboo Kawagoe Store
3-16 Wakita-cho 3-16 Kawagoe-shi Kawagoe Maruishi Building 3F Saitama
Google Map

Kawagoe Tourism Area Coin Locker Map

Pins mark coin locker locations.
Google Map

Temporary Luggage Storage Service Center

There is a temporary luggage storage service at the Honkawagoe Station Tourist Information Office.
They charge 500 yen per bag (including tax).

Their hours of operation are from 9:00 am until 1 hour before the closing time of the information desk.
The information desk closes at 6:00 pm from April to June, 7:00 pm from July to October, and 5:00 pm from November to March.
It is open 7 days a week.

Staff who can speak foreign languages are available.

Access

It is less than a 1 minute walk from Honkawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
Exit the ticket gate, and in front of you, to the right, you will find the "Honkawagoe Tourist Information Office".

Locations of ATM that Accept Credit Cards

Accepted Credit Cards in Japan

These are the main credit cards that are used in Japan:

CompanyUsage in Japan
VISAVisa is the most popular and commonly used credit card in Japan. You should be able to use a visa card in any place that accepts credit cards.
MasterCardThough not as popular as visa, you should be able to use it in any store without issue.
JCBA Japanese credit card. As Visa and Master card dominate the credit card industry only some stores accept this card.
AMEXAmerica Express is not very common in Japan. You may not be able to use it in the majority of places.
Diners ClubOnly accepted in high class stores. You will be unlikely to use this card in many locations in Japan.

Locations of ATMs that Accept Various Card Types

VISA

Visas Official Page for Locating the Closest Visa Compatible ATM

MasterCard

MasterCards Official Page for Locating the Closest MasterCard Compatible ATM

Generally, you should be able to use the ATMs at the following facilities:

Japan Post Bank, located in the tourism area.

Google Map

Seven bank

You may locate Seven Bank locations at the official Seven Bank home page.

Mizuho Bank: Located in the Tourism Area

Google Map

AMEX

AMEX Official Page for Locating the Closest AMEX Compatible ATM

Foreign Currency Exchange Locations

Banks

Mizuho Bank Kawagoe Ekimae Branch(Normal window)

105 Wakitamachi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama
Google map
Home Page

Foreign Currency Exchange Specialist

Not available in the Kawagoe Area.

Cash Voucher Shops

Daikokuya(大黒屋)
Daikokuya
17-1 Wakita-cho Kawagoe-shi Joy 09 Building A palace AF-B Saitama
Google map
Home Page

Others

Kawagoe Prince Hotel
P8064047
1-22 Shintomicho Kawagoe-shi Saitama
Google Map
Home Page

Discount Ticket Information / Free ticket Information

Koedo Kawagoe Coupon

Recommended for people using the Tobu Tojo Line. This all in one value coupon includes discount train fare between Kawagoe Station to Kawagoe-shi Station and unlimited bus rides on the Tobu bus from Kawagoe Station for one day.
It also comes with special services at participating stores.
Details available on Tobu Rail Way home page in English.
E-book Version (Japanese)

Tokyu Tobu Tojo Line Koedo Kawagoe Coupon

Recommended for people using the Tokyu line. This coupon includes unlimited use of the Fukutoshin line and round trips between Kawagoe Station and Kawagoe-shi Station and unlimited use of the Tobu bus for one day.
Details available on the Tokyu Tobu Tojo Line Rail Way home page. (Available in English).

Koedo・Kawagoe Free coupon

Recommended for people using the Seibu line. This high value coupon includes discount fares to Hon-Kawagoe Station and an unlimited one day Koedo round trip bus pass. It also offers discount services at participating stores.

Details available on the Seibu Railway home page (Available in Japanese).

Kawagoe Access Ticket

Recommended for people using the Seibu line.
This coupon includes a round trip from Seibu Shinjuku Station or Takadanobaba Station to Hon Kawagoe Station + a round trip express ticket.
Please check the details on the Seibu Railway home page. (Available in English).

Location of Tourist offices

Kawagoe Station
Located near the ticket gate of the Tobu Tojo line.

Hon Kawagoe Station
Located near the ticket gate of the Seibu line.

Kurazukuri Zone/Saiwaicho
7-9 Saiwacho Kawagoe-shi Saitama
Google Map
Saiwaicho

Kurazukuri Zone / Nakamachi
2-3 Nakamachi Kawagoe-shi Saitama
Google Map
Nakamachi
You can use the walkway that passes through the front and rear entrance freely at the Nakamachi Tourist office. The rear entrance leads to a small foot path that features Japanese style scenery.
P8064040
 

List of Hospitals that offer English Support Services

Yukisada Clinic

Type of Practice: Internal medicine, Cardiology, Pediatrics
Address: 3-17-3 Shinjuku-cho Kawagoe-shi Saitama Google Map
Phone number: 049-244-0834
Closed days: Wednesday, Sunday, Public Holidays
Note: Only open until 15:30PM on Saturday

Kawagoe Eki mae Gastro- intestinal / Proctology

Type of Practice: Endoscopic internal medicine, Proctology, Gastro-intestinal medicine.
Address: 103 Wakita-cho Kawagoe-shi Kawagoe Mine/Medical Center Kawagoe 2F Saitama Google Map
Phone number: 049-227-8686
Closed days: Thursday, Sunday, Public holidays
Note: Home Page

Kikawa Internal medicine clinic

Type of Practice: Internal medicine, Nephrology
Address: 13-5 Otemachi Kawagoe-shi Saitama Google Map
Phone number: 049-222-0510
Closed days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Public Holidays, Temporary closures.
Note: Weekends are by appointment only, Reception is open from AM12:30~PM18:30

Iryohojinsyadan Seiryokai Nakamura Ganka

Type of Practice: Ophthalmology
Address: 22-2, Torimachi, Kawagoe-shi Saitama Google Map
Phone number: 049-227-7277
Closed days: Wednesday, Sunday, Public holidays, Temporary closures
Note: Open until 17:00pm on Saturdays

Iryohojinshadan Kenyukai Shibano Iin

Type of Practice: Internal medicine, Cardiology, Pediatrics
Address: 2-1, Otemachi, Kawagoe-shi Saitama Google Map
Phone number: 049-222-0814
Closed days: Sunday, Public holidays, Temporary closures.
Note: Open on Saturday until lunch time

Delicious Restaurants with English Menus

Kodayu Seafood

Kodayu Seafood
Source:HOT PEPPER

CuisineJapanese Food • Seafood
Address7-34 Sugawara –cho Kawagoe-shi Kawagoe dai 1 Daiichi Hotel 1F Saitama
Google Map
Train AccessA 4-minute walk from the JR Tobu Tojo Line “Kawagoe Station” East Exit
Telephone Number050-5831-6323
Hours of OperationMonday-Saturday, Public Holidays, The Day Before Public Holidays: 11:30 ~ 14:30 / 17:00 ~ 22:00
Holidays11:30 ~ 14:30 / 17:00 ~ 22:00
Accepted Credit CardsVISA, MasterCard, UC, AMEX, DC, DINERS, JCB, NC, UFJ

Clove Hitch

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Source:HOT PEPPER

CuisineDining Bar
Address14-16 Wakita-cho Kawagoe-shi Chateau Rikyu 1F Saitama
Google Map
Train AccessA 5 minute walk from the JR Tobu Tojo Line “Kawagoe Station” East Exit
Telephone Number050-5831-5246
Hours of OperationMonday ~ Tuesday, Thursday ~ Sunday, Public Holidays, The Day Before Public holidays: 18:00~Midnight
Holidays-
Accepted Credit Cards VISA, MasterCard, AMEX.

Te'PAN Le OMUS

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Source:HOT PEPPER

Home Page

CuisineTepan-yaki & Craft Beer
Address8-11 Saiwaicho Kawagoe-shi Meibunkan 201 Saitama
Google Map
Train AccessA 15 minute walk from the Seibu Shinjuku line “Hon-Kawagoe station”
Telephone Number050-5828-3630
Hours of OperationMonday, Wednesday ~ Friday: 12:00~15:30 / 17:30~23:00
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays, The Day Before Public Holidayd: 12:00~16:30 / 17:30~23:00
HolidaysTuesday, The First and third Wednesday of the month.
Accepted Credit CardsVISA, MasterCard, AMEX.

Jaipur Kitchen

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Source:HOT PEPPER

CuisineAsian
Address2-7-5 Shintomicho Kawagoe Hanada building 1F Saitama
Google Map
Train AccessA 3-minute walk from the Seibu Shinjuku line “Hon-Kawagoe station”
Telephone Number050-5283-4619
Hours of OperationMonday ~ Sunday, Public holidays, The Day Before Public Holidays: 11:00 ~ 23:30
Holidays-
Accepted Credit CardsVISA, MasterCard, UC, AMEX, DC, DINERS, JCB.

Festival & Event Information

Please note there are also many other great festivals and events aside from the ones listed below!

Spring

Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival

Date: Late March ~ Mid May
Location: Kawagoe Tourism Area

There are tea ceremonies and fairs (temple festivals) held all over that take place mainly on weekends.

Reference Reading Topics: Kanto: Kawagoe Edo Sakura, Kawagoe, Sakura Hot Spots

Summer

Kawagoe Summer Festival of a Million Lights

Date: End of July
Location: Kawagoe Tourism area

The festival is said to have originated in the year 1850. It began from the hanging of lanterns on the eaves of people's houses. The lanterns were hung in reverence of the benevolence of the master of the castle. A lively parade stretches from Kawagoe Station to Ichiban Gai with numerous local merchants and shops open throughout the area.

Reference Reading Topics: The Koedo Summer Festival! Kawagoe Summer Festival of a Million Lights, 4 Useful Tips to Enjoy the Hot Nights!

Koedo Kawagoe Fireworks Display

Date: End of July ~ End of August
Location: Isanuma Park or Aina Water Park. The location differs year to year.

Every year the fireworks festival is full of spectators who have gathered to watch the display.

Refrence Reading: 7 Tips to Fully Enjoy the 2016 26th Annual Koedo Kawagoe Fireworks Display7 Tips to Fully Enjoy the 2015 25th Annual Koedo Kawagoe Fireworks Display

Autumn

Kawagoe Festival

家康

Date: 3rd Weekend of October
Location: Kawagoe Tourism area

This is one of the biggest and busiest events in the Kawagoe area.
The beautiful and elegant floats are a must see!

Reference Reading: The Kawagoe Festival, One of the Three Main Festivals in Kanto! An Introduction to the Hottest Events and Stalls to Look Out For.

Winter

Hatsudaishi

Date: January 3rd
Location: Kitain temple

Within the temple are market stalls selling “Daruma”. The many “Daruma” that are sold here are believed to be amulets of good luck, a safe home, and safe driving.

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