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Kawagoe Castle

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Address: Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture

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A hill

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2013
StewieTokyo
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Saitama, Japan
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Saitama, Japan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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