Private Tour - Time travel to a post town of the Edo period, Urawa!

Having thrived as a post town when people mainly traveled on foot or rode a horse, Urawa still has a lot of spots where you can feel the vibe of the Edo period (17th-19th century).
You will visit a rare shrine that worships a rabbit as a god. Travelers in the Edo period might also have prayed here for the luck of their trip.
After praying to the rabbit god, you will try the ancient travelers’ favorite food, Kabayaki, a fluffy grilled eel with traditional sauce!
Afterwards, you will explore a nostalgic shopping arcade, and chill in a café renovated from an old Japanese house.
Let’s go on a trip to a post town and enjoy the ambience of ancient travelers, of course with your otomo guide!
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Saitama, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Having thrived as a post town when people mainly traveled on foot or rode a horse, Urawa still has a lot of spots where you can feel the vibe of the Edo period (17th-19th century).
You will visit a rare shrine that worships a rabbit as a god. Travelers in the Edo period might also have prayed here for the luck of their trip.
After praying to the rabbit god, you will try the ancient travelers’ favorite food, Kabayaki, a fluffy grilled eel with traditional sauce!
Afterwards, you will explore a nostalgic shopping arcade, and chill in a café renovated from an old Japanese house.
Let’s go on a trip to a post town and enjoy the ambience of ancient travelers, of course with your otomo guide!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Tsuki Shrine, 3-17-25 Kishicho, Urawa-ku, Saitama 330-0064 Saitama Prefecture

a very rare shrine that enshrines rabbit.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 満寿家, 7-chōme-1-3 Kishichō, Urawa Ward, Saitama, 330-0064, Japan

Manjyuya: a famous Kabayaki style grilled eel restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gyokuzouin, 2-13-22 Nakacho, Urawa-ku, Saitama 330-0062 Saitama Prefecture

a time-honored vintage temple filled with silence away from the bustle of big cities.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 浦和裏門通り商店街, Uramon Street、2丁目-13, 2丁目-13 仲町 浦和区 さいたま市 埼玉県 330-0062, Japan

Uramon shopping street: a retro shopping arcade popular among locals with lots of old Japanese houses.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tokiwa Park, 1 Chome-8 Tokiwa, Urawa Ward, Saitama, 330-0061, Japan

Tokiwa Park: the site of a castle where the first general (Shogun) of the Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu, used to hunt with a falcon.

Duration: 30 minutes