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Kitain, Kawagoe

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kawagoe
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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  • September 25, 2017
    Hondo and gohyakurakan is here to pay for. You can see the Tokugawa Tokugawa Iemitsu was born between the Kasuga makeup and in the main hall. You may also face gohyakurakan located away from the stone of about 500, with a face like his stone.
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  • September 18, 2017
    A wonderful place to visit to see how Japan was hundreds of years ago. The grounds are shaded and green and the buildings are old and authentic. Such a beautiful place to visit. Not so near the main r...  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    I love to travel and I really, really love to travel to off the beaten path places!!!! I came to Kawagoe to check out Candy Alley, the Bell Tower and Kita-in Temple. Kita-in has beautiful architecture...  more »

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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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