Adventure Deep Into Saitama – Next to Kawagoe

Adventure Deep Into Saitama – Next to Kawagoe

Just a 30-minute to an hour train ride from Tokyo, Kawagoe captivates international travelers with its quaint old world Japanese streets. But why stop here? Embark on a more adventurous journey by hopping on a bus for a scenic 20-minute ride to Kawajima. Here, rivers weave through the landscape, nurturing lush rice paddies and verdant fields. With quality water, soil, and renowned farmers, the rice harvested from these fertile lands holds such esteem that it graces the tables of the Imperial Family. Amidst this picturesque setting stands the Kinbue Soy Sauce Park, which boasts a history of 230 years; along with the Toyama Memorial Museum, a registered Important Cultural Property of Japan. After Kawagoe, extend your day trip to Kawajima to experience the true essence of traditional Japanese life!


Ikebukuro Station (9:00 AM)

Approximately 60 minutes : From Ikebukuro Station, take an express train on the Tobu Tojo Line for 35 minutes to Kawagoe Station, then a 25-minute taxi ride to the Toyama Memorial Museum

Toyama Memorial Museum

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

An Architectural Masterpiece Born From a Son’s Love

Toyama Memorial Museum

The Toyama Memorial Museum is located in an old residence built by Genichi Toyama, the founder of Nikko Securities, one of the largest securities companies in the world. It was constructed in his hometown for his mother, and the beautiful seasonal garden and the various archetypal Japanese-styles such as sukiya-zukuri architecture have earned it recognition as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Visitors can enjoy the charming design of the traditional Japanese house and its garden, as well as learn the story behind its creation. Additionally, there is a display of 11,000 art pieces and handicrafts collected by Toyama himself. Through all this, you’ll be able to feel the dedication and sensibilities held by this remarkable businessman, and understand what he cherished in life.

Approximately 10 minutes : Take a taxi to Kinbue Soy Sauce Park from the Toyama Memorial Museum

Kinbue Soy Sauce Park

11:10 AM - 1:00 PM (Factory tour, lunch, and souvenir shopping)

Discovering the Secrets of Japan's World-Famous Soy Sauce

Kinbue Soy Sauce Park

Ever wondered how Japan's famous soy sauce is made? Dive into the experience at Kinbue Soy Sauce Park! Established in 1789, Kinbue Soy Sauce continues to practice traditional brewing methods, and invites visitors to explore its Soy Sauce Park to enjoy everything soy sauce has to offer by “eating,” “learning,” “shopping,” and “playing.” Join an informative and fun guided factory tour, compare different soy sauce flavors at the restaurant, and discover an array of soy sauce-based souvenirs at the shop.

Approximately 60 minutes : From Kinbue Soy Sauce Park, take a taxi for 25 minutes to Kawagoe Station, then take an express train on the Tobu Tojo Line for 35 minutes to Ikebukuro Station


Ikebukuro Station (Approx. 2:00 PM)

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