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Confectioner Yokocho, Kawagoe

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Lose yourself in the Japanese penny candy lane in Confectioner Yokocho, a traditional center of cheap candies and snack foods known as "dagashi." Let your mouth water as you see lollipops, gooey sticks, sweet potato snacks, and roasted rice dumplings, all displayed inside and outside old-style shops. Visitors of all ages can find something in this true, multicolored dagashi paradise of about a dozen antique wooden stores. Browse through multitudes of traditional cheap Japanese candies in Kawagoe, around an hour ride from Tokyo, or 30 minutes from Ikebukuro station to Kawagoe station. Using our world travel planner, Kawagoe attractions like Confectioner Yokocho can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Candy Alley is a little shopping street not far from the main shopping street of Kawagoe. In 1923 when the Great Earthquake hit, Tokyo experienced a shortage in the supply of Japanese sweets, so order...  more »
  • Not a must visit but okay to check it out and buy a bit of various items they sell. Try them out, their tastes.  more »
  • The Candy Alley is a small area where a handful of shops specialize in various street snacks. Everything was closing up by 5pm and there wasn't much to see near that time. Not much different from the ...  more »