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Kitain, Kawagoe

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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. Discover how to plan a Kawagoe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This day happened to meet the adult day, a lot of people are very enthusiastic, the visit needs to queue, there are a lot of food to sell; There are a lot of cars, and it's recommended that you walk the way directly.
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  • Has a history as old as that on the kawagoe kitain was the Tendai sect kawagoe Daishi Kita said, individuals of the immortals, immortals and dates back to the Nara period.
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  • Hundred Buddha's disciples and Dharma is known in the city (1/3) kitain gohyakurakan and Dharma is known in the city (1/3). Mountain's Hoshino (seiyasann), the Temple of the Tendai sect. Destroyed by the great fire of kawagoe kitain's most. 3代 Shogun Iemitsu was moved kyakuden, Shoin momijiyama from Edo Castle. As the ruins of Edo Castle was destroyed by the great fire of Edo to escape only remain as a result. You can see the time from 8:50 up to 4:30 PM, on Sundays and holidays: from 8:50 up to 4:50 PM to. From late autumn sun soon will be closed at 4. Entrance fees adults 400 Yen, children 200 yen
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Where to stay in Kawagoe

You can find plenty of budget-friendly accommodation in the vicinity of Kawagoe's train station, Hon-Kawagoe, near the historic district. Options mostly consist of 2- and 3- star hotels that offer clean, modest rooms, and free wi-fi, some western-style and some with tatami floors. A number of traditional Japanese "ryokan", or bed-and-breakfasts can be found all over town as well. A "capsule hotel" lies right outside the train station, with tiny sleeping compartments, locker rooms, and showers.
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