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Address: 2-7 Motomachi, Kawagoe 350-0062, Saitama Prefecture
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Lazy weekend afternoon

Not a must visit but okay to check it out and buy a bit of various items they sell. Try them out, their tastes.

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Cairns, Australia
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270 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 orders for the hard to get candy poured into the Kawagoe area and the sweet producers prospered. Once there were over 70 stall holders in this... More 

Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a must visit but okay to check it out and buy a bit of various items they sell. Try them out, their tastes.

Thank flyinhigh31
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940 reviews
500 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 main Warehouse district

Thank thelonious22
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

one of the shops that were opened during the snow day when we visited Kawagoe, all the sweet and savoury packages are good as gifts to your loved ones when you get home.

Thank Elleize A
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of a Kawagoe visit on a very busy Obon bank holiday. The town was packed & this street was no exception but we had promised our 3 year old a visit to 'sweet street'. As I had our 6 month old napping in a sling, I stood in the shade (it was a 35°C day)... More 

1 Thank Diegosjf
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Sells traditional cheap Japanese candies. Long gluten stick snacks and sweet potato snacks are sold here. The place was really small though. Like a little alley. I expected the place to be larger. When we went there after lunch on a weekday the place was deserted. I can't even remember if there were people manning the stalls.

Thank Paula U
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

On a fine winters weekday at 4 pm there was only 1 sweet shop open in this intriguing lane. Good variety of mostly boiled sweets, in unusual flavours, available to sample and purchase. I was disappointed with our timing though, have heard it's more lively on weekends (although undoubtably also more crowded)

1 Thank Lisa J
Singapore, Singapore
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93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

There are variety of sweets you can find on the streets. Take a walk and enjoy the sight seeing. lots of food made with sweet potatoes and one will wonder what they are. Saw people buying the giant sticks but not sure how it taste likes.

Thank canberra421
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

You can find many kinds of confectionery and souvenir here. However, they did not attract me much as there are too many weird and surprisingly sweet products in Japan. I went to Raku raku bakery, which is quite popular among both locals and tourists, for their miso bread. The bread was just ok but their ampan was delicious, so I... More 

2 Thank Seng88
hong kong
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523 reviews
393 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

i don't like too commerical place so that never think to go TYO before. but i love this place, that just 1hrs distance from tyo. it is old not too many tourist & quite relax place. that's why i visit japan & no regret

1 Thank iamface

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