Kawagoe (川越) is in Saitama.
Kawagoe station (川越駅) is a stop on the JR Saikyo Line and the private Tobo Tojo line. From Tokyo the fastest route is the Tobu Tojo line from Ikebukuro, which takes 30mins on the express and costs ¥450. From Omiya the Saikyo line takes 17 mins and costs ¥320.
Hon-Kawagoe station (本川越駅) is closer to the temple district and is part of the private Seibu-Shinjuku line. Express trains from Shinjuku take 47 mins and cost ¥480.
Kawagoe is known as "Little Edo" (小江戸 Koedo), after the old name for Tokyo, and its old wooden houses still draw tourists looking for a taste of days gone by.
Crea Mall-very long shopping arcade
Crea Mall, the shopping strip running between Kawagoe and Hon-Kawagoe stations, offers many of the usual chains and numerous ramen shops. There is a good kaiten sushi place towards the Kawagoe end.
Koedo - a Unagi restaurant that serves Sweet-potato beer. This drink is a sweet beer made from the areas famous purple sweet potatoes.
Kurazukuri-wagashi shop that very famous."Beniakakun"is very good.
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Wikitravel Press and Extra into Featured articles?
Any objections to adding a Wikitravel Press one-liner to "Featured articles"? I was thinking along these lines:
Opinions? Jpatokal 00:01, 1 February 2008 (EST)
Bump. Any other opinions? I'd also like to add Extra and have updated the demo above. Jpatokal 05:14, 13 February 2008 (EST)
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