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Address: 2-13-1 Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture
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+81 49-222-5399
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We were the only non-Japanese when we visited

This place has been restored and entrance is currently free, to celebrate the inscription of Kawagoe Hikawa Float Festival on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible List... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
fire-tower
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place has been restored and entrance is currently free, to celebrate the inscription of Kawagoe Hikawa Float Festival on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible List of Humanity. You have to take off your footwear and carry them in a plastic bag. There are also several exhibition halls on the premises. We were the only non-Japanese when we visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The approach is compelling, leading you to a larger carved parapet, massive beamed structure, built around gardens and courtyards. We were there on a holiday, and it was only open to The locals.

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Thank Nisa M
Kawagoe, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's really just a facade. The castle of old would have been impressive but now Kawagoe High School lurks behind and to the left. Housing is on the right. I expected more.I've been once and will leave it at that.....

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We decided to visit this castle after we had visited Kawagoe's Warehouse District. When you come to the end of the warehouses at an intersection,turn left to walk towards the Kawagoe palace around 1km walk. The palace was ordinary. I have seen better gates to temples than this palace. Apparently only one of the original palace rooms survived. Paid 100... More 

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Thank RichardS069
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Excellent castle to venture into not too long and very interesting. Some fully there and other just able to be seen in maps and Photos as part of the land has been used now for housing. Well worth the walk around Kawagoe to get here and see it

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

100Y only (kitain was 400Y). Peaceful stop but kitain's garden is much more beautiful. Samurai mannequins were creepy. Fun to sit on the tatami and enjoy the garden

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Thank b_lizard76
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Although the castle itself has long since disappeared, the Honmaru Goten (Lords residence) remains in original condition and dates from 1878. It is well worth visiting this gorgeous building, mostly empty rooms covered in Tatami mats, to get a feel for the architecture and style of the times. Entry fee is ¥100, better value and much larger and more evocative... More 

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Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Also know as Honmaru Goten. It's quite a fair bit of walk if you are coming from penny candy lane, roughly around 20-30 mins. Only come here if you are really into historic seeing. If not, give this a miss.

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Thank aska215
Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Kawagoe Castle (川越城 Kawagoe-jō?) is a flatland Japanese castle. We understand that the Primary Hall of Honmaru Goten (本丸御殿) is the only surviving/remaining building of the former Kawagoe Castle. It used to serve as the lord's residence and offices. Visitors will be disappointed if they are looking at a castle’s gates or towers as none of which have survived from... More 

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Thank J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

If you in Kawagoe, please don't forget to visit this Edo Castle. There is plastic bag for you to put your shoes and you must carry it in with you while you visit the castle. The shoe rack outside is mend for the staff only.

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Thank Kan N

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