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Kawagoe (川越) is in Saitama.

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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.

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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.

Tokinokane-tourist attraction

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Crea Mall-very long shopping arcade

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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.

  • Oatman Diner, +81 49-222-8398, [1]. Mon-Fri 11.30AM-3PM 6PM-11PM, Sat 11.30AM-12PM, Sun 11.30AM-11PM. Just off Crea Mall, this hamburger joint is decorated like a retro American diner with wacky memorabilia covering all available surfaces. Oatman has a wide selection of burgers, hot dogs and tex-mex style dishes as well as an interesting cocktail list. The portions are generous by Japanese standards and the burgers are juicy and yummy. English Menus. Meals ¥600-¥1150, Drinks ¥400-¥600.

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?[edit]

Any objections to adding a Wikitravel Press one-liner to "Featured articles"? I was thinking along these lines:

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Opinions? Jpatokal 00:01, 1 February 2008 (EST)

At the moment, with Wikitravel Press being the only one producing books, I don't have any specific problem with that, but as soon as there are more everyone will want to use the limited space in Featured articles. Maybe we should look at creating a Get your wikitravel hardcopy link from the main page to somewhere (travel topic maybe?) that contains detailed information about all places one can buy wikitravel articles in book form. Wikitravel Press may be the first, but with the quality of articles constantly improving and it being easy to reuse, I'm sure others will follow soon. --Nick 02:21, 1 February 2008 (EST)
Actually, Wikitravel Press has an exclusive license with IB, so no, I don't think we'll see competitors on anytime soon. (To be clear: there's nothing at all stopping you from making your guidebook. However, the site, the logo and the name are IB's, so you can't call it "Wikitravel" and neither can you advertise it here without their permission.) Jpatokal 03:26, 1 February 2008 (EST)
Ah, in that case I can't see any problem with using Featured articles then, since it will only be Wikitravel press --Nick 03:44, 1 February 2008 (EST)
How can there be an exclusive license to cc-by-sa content. 12:57, 15 June 2008 (EDT)

Bump. Any other opinions? I'd also like to add Extra and have updated the demo above. Jpatokal 05:14, 13 February 2008 (EST)

That seems reasonable to me. Gorilla Jones 08:07, 13 February 2008 (EST)
OK by me. OldPine 13:49, 13 February 2008 (EST)
Done. Jpatokal 12:28, 23 February 2008 (EST)

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Should the recent earth quake in China be added to travel news? It seems like quite a major event.--Kanata Kid 09:04, 20 May 2008 (EDT)