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Kitain, Kawagoe

(3.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Visit the revered Buddhist temple of Kitain, and admire the 540 stone statues of Buddha's disciples, each wearing its own facial expression. A typical Zen style encloses the shrine, whose foundations date to the 8th century, giving the complex a tranquil and spiritual ambiance. One of the interesting points consists of rooms from the original Edo castle, dismantled and reassembled here. These include a kitchen, toilets, a bathroom, and the room where the third Tokugawa shogun was born. Contemplate in the prayer building and walk through the peaceful cemetery. A small onsite shop sells snacks and amulets. Add Kitain to your Kawagoe travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kawagoe itinerary maker.
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  • Setsubun 2/3 visited on occasion. You could huddle in setsubun bean-throwing ceremony ago precinct wooden Spears song both procession of men and 思wanu. Kyakuden, seowon entrance visitors on the day of setsubun ceremony for stop is and [gohyakurakan] can be time-not appreciating kyakuden, seowon was only watching this to appreciate slowly, [gohyakurakan] of facial expressions, as well as, no matter how "animals (Dragon, Lion, snake, fish, etc)." and you can't see the landscape, what techniques have you have any stance or front side only, not the different on the back side and I enjoy watching quickly and was too much time between say. Gohyakurakan] that can find a fun "theme" decide for yourself when to watch and admire a different [gohyakurakan], more is recommended so you can enjoy.
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  • Charm, famous because I learned it's ginger, Senba Toshogu Shrine. Next to Nikko and kunozan mountain is magnificent Tosho-gu shrine. "You're where" the birthplace of the song because I know?
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  • Kawagoe, several times coming, kitain's second visit is. Many shops around sell hamaya and Dharma, was the atmosphere of the new year. Unfortunately it was raining, but worshippers had crowded lot. It is up to it so far because I'd noticed, I was this misfortune once again and good riddance. Here also, there is Naritasan temple near the family was hanging out. Also visit the Kura House in kawagoe city, Ameya Yokocho, as well as many thought.
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