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Address: Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture
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Nice Temple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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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.

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hong kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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.

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Saitama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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