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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. Add Kitain to your Kawagoe travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kawagoe itinerary maker.
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  • Temple located in kawagoe, kawagoe walks in to find the went. There leaves in your environment, illuminated by the setting sun, was very beautiful. It is recommended that do not see the autumn colors dyed into the sunset limited time only, so go during the autumn sunset.
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  • Gohyakurakan to kitain's are called "koedo" kawagoe is a 538 of the various expressions of emotion, and no integrated image of the same faces. In the face of every flavor and choreographed. Rather feel the history and was slightly damaged by weathering, and the repair of 220 years after construction. Interesting to see the fittings of the Kita main Tokugawa shogunate. Garden foliage was stunning.
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  • Ride from kawagoe station on the Tobu bus day ticket bought at 300 yen bus, arrives in about 25 minutes. Hee-hospital entrance free guide by the time would I. Gohyakurakan. Tosho-gu shrine. Parent Jinja HIE shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo's HIE shrine in front of the entrance. If all good I seems to take at least 3 hours.
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