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Kitain, Kawagoe

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Kawagoe
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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  • 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.
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  • 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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