Attraction of Foods in Kawagoe
Since a long time ago,One of the things which supported the development of the castle town Kawagoe was the foodstuffs such as rice,vegetables and river fish gathered from the surrounding rural area.
These are not only contributed to the development of commerce through transactions with Edo,but also influenced Kawagoe's food culture.And it still remains as the attraction of Kawagoe.
Kawagoe sweet potatoes
Kawagoe is renowned for its delicious sweet potatoes, which Japanese enjoy digging up and eating in various dishes and confections.
Sweet potatoes became popular in Japan during the Edo era when the term “Kawagoe imo” was coined in reference to sweet potatoes grown in the Kawagoe Domain and adjoining villages (where they had been cultivated since 1751).