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Kitain, Kawagoe

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kawagoe
Landmark Religious Site
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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  • This castle is one of several interesting traditional attractions in this lovely little city, just north of Tokyo. I recommend visiting the city (and the castle) if you would like to escape the metrop...  more »
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  • Coffered ceiling painted paintings by Kano tan'yu between the birth of the Tokugawa Iemitsu and flowers was the most interesting. You'd better just for the preservation or dark ceiling painting is sitting on tatami mats, carefully looked at. You can enter inside the main hall and gohyakurakan kyakuden Tokugawa Iemitsu was born, including tour is paid. The interior shots of kyakuden were banned.
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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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