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Address: 1-20-1 Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe 350-0036, Saitama Prefecture
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Experience Edo Castle Town: Kawagoe Walking Tour
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Some minor construction going on now

We took a stroll from the Kawagoe Station to this attraction, while most would have taken the bus. There were some minor construction going on but this place is still open. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We took a stroll from the Kawagoe Station to this attraction, while most would have taken the bus. There were some minor construction going on but this place is still open. There is a history behind the temple, and it's worth to read the background before visiting. There is a store selling drinks and snacks.

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236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 important within the Tendai sect. Under the charismatic monk Tenkai, friend and adviser to three Tokugawa Shōguns, Kita’in became the most important of the three sub-temples,... More 

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was the last place we visited in Kawegoe, and by far the most elaborate. A must see example of Japanese traditions at its best. After a along afternoon of walking, we rested here in the grounds, where they sell beers and Saki and you can just chill, we did and we met fun locals who took the time to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The temple was my favourite place I visited in Kawagoe. It is easy to get to from the bus from the train station (a day pass on the loop bus is only 300Y) and is the first stop on the loop. I spent about an hour and a half walking around the grounds and inside the building itself. It costs... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had a good time checking out this temple. The section where the statues of various arhats are sectioned off is particularly interesting. Kind of a neat place to see if you are in the Kawagoe area. A really authentic place where locals still use regularly without being spoiled by tourist hordes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely house and temple complex. The 500+ Buddhas are obviously the main attraction & do not disappoint. Gardens looked fabulous, even in summer. Snack bar sells traditional snacks including delicious purple sweet potato wedges. If it's busy, get in the queue for the bus early when you are leaving - we only just managed to squeeze on and it was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

If you are not interesting only shopping, and like to know Japanese histrory, definitely you should visit this place. The third shogun,Iemitsu was born at this place. You can see his birth room with the toilet and bath. Unfortunately all guide was written in Japanese. The stone garden, with various trees is worth to see. It is typical zen style.... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Well worth paying the entrance fee of 400Y to see the beautiful back gardens from the main building. You get to see the interior of the main hall as well. Very peaceful and spiritual.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Kita-in probably one of the biggest temple in town. Too bad there are few information about this temple. But when I walked to this temple from Kawagoe Station, I found an unmanned bike rental and I can getting around Kawagoe, including within the temple area, it makes my trip to Kawagoe more fun than ever. When I visited Kita-in, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Had lunch near Kita-in temple and went to the temple for capturing some photos. Mini booths selling roasted chestnuts and other food and friendly stall holders offering free samples to us. Thumbs up!

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