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Address: Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture
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Honmaru Goten!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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 

Thank J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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.

Thank Kan N
hong kong
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252 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

never go such buliding and big inside. it could direct to touch Japanese samurai and quite ok for me.

Thank iamface
Saitama, Japan
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

History buffs may be impressed but there is little here and the biews are not great. No ruins, no explanations - just a hill in a residential area and not near anywhere.

Thank StewieTokyo
Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

The castle was maintained well, like all Japanese infrastructure. Inside the castle, there are also old samurai armor and the things the olden Japanese used. However, unless you are really interested in Japanese history, visit only if you have the time. Personally, I am more interested in walking along the Main Street and trying the Japanese desserts / pickles in... More 

1 Thank 2loveN2travel
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a cozy temple with a great place to sit and relax looking out into the garden. They have a lot of rooms to look thorough on your way to the garden. You can take great pictures here. This place is very photogenic. It's famous for being a favorite shooting location for Japanese samurai dramas. They close at 5pm... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Kawagoe is famous for its little edo town. What is great about this place is that it does not look fabricated like those theme park which is re-constructed for tourism. Kawagoe feels real with real people living and doing business there! Kawagoe castle remains is a must go spot because it will just complete your trip back to the Edo... More 

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