Little Edo’s Starbucks outlet is easy to overlook as it blends in perfectly with the old-fashioned townscape. The building was designed in the traditional warehouse style, complete with a wooden exterior made of local cedarwood and a typical tiled roof. You’ll find it just a few doors down from the Toki no Kane bell tower, the symbol of the area.
Kawagoe’s long history is even reflected in the cushions on the shop’s benches. They’re made with Kawagoe tozan, a local kimono fabric used since the late Edo period (1603-1868) and held in place by decorative traditional ume musubi-style knotted cords.
If the weather allows, opt for the outdoor terrace seats at the back of the store, where you’ll have splendid views onto the Japanese garden.