Koedo "Kawagoe" still remains old warehouse from Edo period.
Kawagoe is having remains of kura-zukuri buildings, old warehouse building, along the street.
Once you step in, the time flies back to Edo period with the town landscape. It is said that the beginning of constructing this kura-zukuri buildings is the large fire in 1893, Meiji 26. Merchants took particular note that survived buildings after the worst fire on the record back then were kura-zukuri buildings, and started adopting the kura-zukuri construction method.
Even though there were already modern brick and masonry building as fireproof buildings, merchants in Kawagoe chose this kura-zukuri construction method, and also adopted new building materials such as bricks, Oya stone, granite stone in the traditional construction method.
You can enjoy rickshaw ride, sweets shop, and several shrines in Kawagoe, which are all very unique to Japan.
- Saiwaicho,Kawagoe-shi, Saitama
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