Day Out in Kawagoe

Hello dear readers! How are you?

ごきげんよう!サフィラです。

Recently it was a holiday period in Japan- Golden Week. I wanted to use my holiday to visit a place that I have never been to before!

ゴールデンウィークは何かしましたか?私は「行ったことない場所に行きたい!」と思いました。

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I researched some places that I could easily reach from Tokyo, and I came across Kawagoe. It is in Saitama prefecture, about one hour away from Tokyo. It is famous for it’s old buildings, and has the nickname “Little Edo” and used to be part of the old capital.

インターネットで東京から近いと面白い場所を探しました。小江戸を見つけました!そして埼玉の川越に行きました。

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The day before was Children’s Day, and so there were still carp flags decorating the streets. These are the prettiest I’ve seen, and I think perhaps they were painted by children.

鯉のぼりは可愛いですよね!子供はこの鯉のぼりを作りましたかな?

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My outfit theme that day was “Strawberry Garden”. It is actually a very brand-y outfit, much more than usual! My hat is f.i.n.t, cardigan Emily Temple Cute, t-shirt axes femme, jumperskirt Jane Marple, socks and bag Metamorphose, and shoes from Swimmer. I also wore the jam jar necklace I made recently and the petit four ring I received from Vanilas Traumfabrik to review. Please look forward to it!

今日のファッションテーマはストロベリーガーデンでした。帽子はフィントです、ボレロはエミキュ、t−シャツはアクシズファム、ジャンパースカートはジェーン、靴下と鞄はメタモルフォーゼ、そしてサンダルはスイマーです。ジャムジャーペンダントは手作りです。プチフールの指輪はドイツの小物ブランドです。

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I got the sandals during a little Golden Week spree! I saw a photo of them on Swimmer’s facebook page and went to Laforet to have a look them them. They were even cuter in real life! I went back home and debated what colour to get, and the next day went to the newly refurbished shop in ALTA to get the red ones. So happy that they fit all right! I can’t usually get shoes in Japan but I take a smaller size in sandals due to having narrow feet. They are very comfy and I’m tempted to go back and get the black and the brown pairs too. Stop me please!!

新しいサンダルと靴下が大好きです!私の足は大きいので、日本の靴はほとんど入りません。悲しいです!でも、足が細長いので、サンダルの場合は小さいサイズの方が入ります。赤を買いましたが、ブラウンと黒もあるのでほかの色も買いたいと思います!

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There were lots of souvenir shops and food stalls selling yummy things, and as Kawagoe is famous for sweet potatoes a lot of them featured that ingredient. My reccomendation is this- imokoi (potato love?!). It is really delicious and one of my favourite things I have ever tasted! The outside is like a steamed bun, and inside is a layer of anko and then a layer of sweet potato. The texture is really satisfying and it’s just the right sort of sweetness that doesn’t get too sickly. I managed to limit myself to two but I wanted more!

川越はお芋で有名です。色々な芋のお菓子が売っています。一番美味しいのはいも恋だと思います!大好きです!

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There were some quaint retro and unique shops and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Of course the buildings were interesting and one could see various types of architecture. I also went to the festival museum, where they had floats used during festivals. I don’t know if you have heard of these, but they are impressive to see. I am planning to go back to Kawagoe in October to see the festival in action! And eat more imokoi….

レトロなお店とユニークなお店がありました。建物は可愛かったです。川越まつり会館も行きました。面白かったです!10月お祭りに行くためにまた川越に行こうと思っています。いも恋もまたいっぱい食べます。

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Walking around I noticed some giant animals.I’m not sure why they are there but they were amusing!

ウサギさん、かえるさん、馬さんに会いました。大きかったです。

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It was a nice trip and I’m looking forward to my next visit to Kawagoe! I also hope I can go to many, many places in Japan, and tell you all about them.

10月のお祭りを楽しみにしています。日本で色々な場所に行きたいです。

Thanks for reading and see you again soon,

Sapphira

ブログを読んでいただきありがとうございました。

サフィラより

 

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9 thoughts on “Day Out in Kawagoe

    • It did feel like a magical place, even with the gloomy weather and a lot of busy souvenir shops. Thank you, many people like this cardigan and get excited about the strawberries, haha!

  1. I love going to these kinds of places, looks like you had a lovely day! That jam jar necklace is amazing, at first I thought it must have been JM from the jam series they recently released! So cute!x

    • Thank you, I really love that series! I made the necklace thinking someday I might get the dress to go with it haha XD I always feel like I want to travel about more when I read your blog! So thank you for the inspiration 🙂

      • I was considering buying a skirt from that series but it sold out in the blink of an eye! I was so surprised.
        Thank you, I wish I could travel more but it’s difficult getting time to do so! x

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