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Kawagoe is my hometown. It’s in Saitama prefecture and it’s not so far from Tokyo, it takes about 1 hour by train. It was so beautiful day so I went out to see the central city. Usually, there are many tourists but in the morning it had very heavy rain so I didn’t see many people. This is “Tokino-kane”, it means “Bell of the time” so it tells the time.
There are beautiful old houses and those make the nice view. I often see people drawing the city. 


  I had lunch at “Epuron-tei”. They have a menu of Sweet potato because Kawagoe is famous for Sweet potatos. This menu contain sweet potato each dish.”Epuron” means “Apron” in Japanese.

I had this at “Epuron-tei”
After lunch, I saw some souvenirs shops. There is a street that has many old style Japanese sweet shops, shrine and temple but I enjoyed only this area that day.
And also there are many Ice cream and Dango shops in Kawagoe.
I see many people eating something on the street. You can try sweet potato flavored ice cream, it’s good. Dango is my favorite Japanese sweet that is made from rice powder. Mix with hot water, make a small balls with hands and barbecue. Each stick has 4 or 5 dango and dipped with special sauce! There are many typesof sauce and I prefer soy sauce and mitarashi(very sweet)
1本60円というお手頃な値段で、食べられるのは嬉しいですね! もっちりしていてとても美味しいです。 
There is a dango shop next to Tokino-kane. The shop is a very traditional and has long history, very famous in Kawagoe. Owner was baking dango and made good smell too. It’s just 60 yen per stick, reasonable!

Dango shop

Traveling is very fun but walking around hometown also very nice.
I really enjoyed the day.  旅行するのは楽しいですが故郷を歩くのもとても良いものです。満喫しました:)
the symbol of Kawagoe.

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