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Kawagoe Castle

Address: Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Kawagoe
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Saitama, Japan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
69 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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.

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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

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 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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