SUN • 6 AUGCOST BY AGE GROUP:$40 (16 & Up)$35 (6–15)$30 (4–5)$30 (3 & Under if a seat is needed)ITINERARY:Depart 6
SUN • 6 AUG COST BY AGE GROUP: $40 (16 & Up) $35 (6–15) $30 (4–5) $30 (3 & Under if a seat is needed) ITINERARY: Depart 6 a.m. Park 7:30–9:30 a.m. Kawagoe 11–1:30 p.m. (Lunch on your own & free time) Return 3:30 p.m.
Tour cost includes bus transportation and admission to the observatory. There may be a line to get to the observatory to see the rice paddy art. There will be some walking in Kawagoe.
See Gyoda city’s rice paddy art, also known as tanbo art, from the 150-foot observatory deck. A new mural is planted every year and the 2023 display will pay homage to Japanese movie “Fly me o Saitama.” The base of the observatory will be home to a stunning lotus garden. Kawagoe’s main street is lined with Kurazukuri, or warehouse-style buildings, that retain an ambience reminiscent of the Edo Period (1603-1868) and allow visitors to imagine what the streets would have looked like. During the Edo Period, Kawagoe prospered as a supplier of commodities to Edo, current Tokyo. Kawagoe was an important city to the capital for trade and strategic purposes and inherited many aspects of the Edo culture and architecture. Visit the famous Bell Tower, Kashiya Yokocho (Candy Alley), Hikkawa Shrine and much more.