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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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  • In 830 the Tendai monk Ennin founded Muryōji 無量寺, the Temple of Unending Life, and it was divided into three sub-temples: Kita’in 北院, Naka’in 中院, Minami’in 南院. By 1300 the temple was the most importan...  more »
  • Third Shogun Iemitsu in Edo era buildings you can visit. From between the upper bathroom and lavatory can be watched residence at that time. This is the feel that kind of dignity over the kawagoe Castle castle ruins. See 538 stone quaint feel the passage of time within "marvelously" also have been exposed to wind and rain.
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  • Went to play several times kawagoe kitain was on the back burner is this year for the first time bus stop and the visit was very good. Tokugawa Iemitsu was born in a makeup room of Lady Kasuga and nice garden. Looking at a variety of gohyakurakan face next to the Saint's statue is just fun.
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