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. Discover how to plan a Kawagoe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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400円の拝観料払って建物の中と庭園を、見る価値があります。 ツツジの咲いたお庭がほんとにきれいでした。 京都みたい。 次は浴衣を着て訪れたいです。 more »It is worth seeing the inside of the building and the garden by paying the worship fee of 400 yen. The garden where the azalea bloomed was really beautiful. It's like Kyoto. Next time, I want to visit wearing yukata.
バスで行けますが、蔵作りの街からも徒歩圏内でした。 境内はとても広くて新緑がきれいでした。また境内社も多く、どれも歴史があり、見ごたえがありました。 more »It was a short walk from the town of Kuramaking. The precincts were very large and the fresh green was beautiful. There were also many precincts, all of which had a history and were impressive.
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