9 Sights in Kawagoe, Japan (with Map and Images)

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1. Kawagoe Castle

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Kawagoe Castle is a flatland Japanese castle in the city of Kawagoe, in Japan's Saitama Prefecture. It is the closest castle to Tokyo to be accessible to visitors, as Edo castle is now the Imperial palace, and largely inaccessible.

Wikipedia: Kawagoe Castle (EN)

2. Miyoshino Shrine

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Miyoshino Shrine (三芳野神社, Miyoshino-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in the town of Kukaku, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The children's song "Dori Janse" is said to be set on the approach to this shrine. It was located in this area before the construction of Kawagoe Castle, but due to the construction of Kawagoe Castle by Ota Michizane and Ota Michiuki, it was decided to be located in the Tenjin Kuruwa in the castle. Major repairs were carried out in the first year of Heisei (1989) and completed in Heisei 4 (1992). Saitama Prefecture designated cultural property.

Wikipedia: 三芳野神社 (JA)

3. Hikawa Shrine

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Hikawa Shrine 三人日 / CC BY-SA 4.0

Hikawa Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In order to separate it from Hikawa Shrine in Omiya Ward, Saitama City, it is often called Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. Hikawa Shrine is known for its Reitaisai, or a festival considered the origin of Kawagoe festival, which was registered as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property and listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. It's also well known for its "corridor of windchiimes".

Wikipedia: Hikawa Shrine (Kawagoe) (EN)

4. Naritasan Kawagoe Branch

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Naritasan Kawagoe Branch 三人日 / CC BY-SA 4.0

Naritasan Kawagoe Betsuin Hongyōin (本行院) is a temple of the Shingon sect Chizan school located in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It is a separate temple of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple (Narita City, Chiba Prefecture), commonly known as Kawagoe Fudo. On the 28th of every month, it is crowded at the flea market (antique market), and in November it is crowded with the fire walking festival (Shiba Lantern Goma). The main statue is Fudo Myōō.

Wikipedia: 成田山川越別院本行院 (JA), Website

5. 本応寺

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Benying Temple is Rilianzong Temple located in Ishihara Town, Kawabuchi City, Saitama. The mountain is Changjiu Mountain. There are also other hospitals in Shiguanggu. Old Ben Mountain is the ancient temple of Jiafei, the main Ben Mountain, which is located in the ancient mountain. There are cemeteries (designated historical sites in saitama) in Gaoshan Fanwen (hairen, family minister of Qiuyuan Qiaozhi, the Duke of Sichuan and Vietnam).

Wikipedia: 本応寺 (川越市) (JA)

6. 妙養寺

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Miaoyang Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Moguang Town, Kawabuchi City, Saitama. The mountain name is Lianxin Mountain. The old Ben Mountain is the Jiafei Temple of the total Ben Mountain, and the tide is based on the law. In the courtyard, there are Miaojian Hall and Qimian Hall advised by Qiu Yuan, the Duke of Sichuan and Vietnam, but Ma Shoujiachen Hori.

Wikipedia: 妙養寺 (JA)

7. Kita-in Temple

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Seiya-san Muryōshuji Kita-in (星野山無量寿寺喜多院) is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It is noted for its main hall, which was part of the original Edo Castle, and the statues of 540 Rakan, disciples of the Buddha. It is also known informally as the Kawagoe Daishi (川越大師).

Wikipedia: Kita-in (EN)

8. 聖武天皇社

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The Emperor Shengwu Society is a shrine located in the big-character Songyuan small-character house in Siri City, Mie Prefecture. The nearest station is JR Tomita Station. The Shizi Society in Songyuan area, which was founded in Kamakura era, sacrificed to Emperor Shengwu as a god. Songyuan Stone Festival is being held.

Wikipedia: 聖武天皇社 (JA)

9. Semba Toshogu

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Senba Tōshō-gū (仙波東照宮) is a Shinto shrine in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It enshrines the first Shōgun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. It is enumerated as one of the Three Great Tōshō-gū Shrines (日本三大東照宮). The shrine was founded in 1617.

Wikipedia: Senba Tōshō-gū (EN)

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