Springtime and Early Summer are Perfect Times to Visit Cute Koedo-Kawagoe

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In Spring, Travelers Will Find Cherry Blossoms and Sweet Potatoes – Both Desirably Photogenic. Then, Come Summer, They'll Be Able to Overnight at the New Kawagoe Tobu Hotel, Opening June 29, 2020

KAWAGOE, Japan - Jan. 30, 2020 - PRLog -- Kawagoe, with its historical atmosphere, is still known as Koedo, which means Little Edo (Edo is the former name for Tokyo from Japan's samurai days). In spring, there are numerous desirable city locales, where visitors can snap photographs of the attractive pink sakura blossoms. And, while they are doing that, they can also savor the cute, local sweet potato–based confectionary. In other words, Kawagoe is a great place to experience Japan's kawaii (cute) culture.

The "Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival"

The "Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival" (https://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/event/) marks the beginning of the sakura season in Kawagoe. While Travelers to Kawagoe already visit temples, shrines and other traditional sites, springtime adds to the attraction. The Kitain Cherry Trees at the more than 1000-year-old Kitain Temple and the 100 plus Homare Cherry Trees along the Shingashi River behind the Hikawa Shrine are uniquely spectacular.

Confectionary is a Local Treat

Kawagoe is famous in Japan for a treat made from sweet potatoes. Here are some particularly photogenic treats.

*Sweet potato chips from Koedo Osatsuan (https://bit.ly/384mKai): Both delicious and attractive, they are arranged like a vase of flowers.

*Koi (love) soft serve ice cream from Kashoumon's Toki no Kane branch (https://bit.ly/2qufdRk). The flavorful purple sweet potato ice cream goes perfectly with a heart-shaped monaka, a Japanese bean paste snack.

*There are many superb food options, more than can be listed here, but travelers can enjoy all these snacks while strolling under the cherry blossoms of Kawagoe.

Kawagoe 2020 Latest Information

New Kawagoe Tobu Hotel: Directly Linked to Kawagoe Station West Exit

On June 29, 2020, the Kawagoe Tobu Hotel will open in a new commercial building linked directly to Kawagoe Station's pedestrian deck. Just 30 minutes from Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station and linked by direct bus to Haneda airport and Narita airport (100-140 minutes), the 168-room property will have convenient city and airport access.

Discount Ticket Helps Travelers Get the Most Out of their Visit - KAWAGOE DISCOUNT PASS Premium

The KAWAGOE DISCOUNT PASS Premium offers return tickets from Ikebukuro Station to Kawagoe or Kawagoe-shi station along the Tobu Tojo Line, as well as unlimited Tobu Bus travel from Kawagoe Station and special discounts at ten partner shops in the city. You can purchase the pass at Ikebukuro station on the Tobu Tojo Line. (https://www.tobujapantrip.com/en/ticket/kawagoe/)

For more information on Kawagoe and to explore other Tobu Railway Group destinations visit TOBU JAPAN TRIP: http://www.tobujapantrip.com/en/

For Images and Other Media Materials:  https://www.mynewsdesk.com/tobu-railway

TOBU Railway Company, Ltd. is a major Japanese corporation consisting of approximately 90 companies. The Tobu Railways cover the longest operating distance in Metropolitan Tokyo and lead to numerous tourist attractions including: Asakusa and Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, famous for its world heritage sites and hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga areas, known for beautiful blooming flower fields; and Kawagoe, where the atmosphere of the old Edo era lives on. Tobu is also invested in numerous hotels, including the highly anticipated luxury properties: Nikko Fufu Resort and The Ritz Carlton Nikko (https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/japan/nikko, http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/en/pdf/20191115_1.pdf), both of which will open in 2020, in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

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