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Address: 2-13-1 Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 49-222-5399
Fee: Yes

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Castle to wander around

Excellent castle to venture into not too long and very interesting. Some fully there and other just able to be seen in maps and Photos as part of the land has been used now for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 21, 2016
David H
Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

The approach is compelling, leading you to a larger carved parapet, massive beamed structure, built around gardens and courtyards. We were there on a holiday, and it was only open to The locals.

Thank Nisa M
Kawagoe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

It's really just a facade. The castle of old would have been impressive but now Kawagoe High School lurks behind and to the left. Housing is on the right. I expected more.I've been once and will leave it at that.....

1 Thank stephen20162016
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We decided to visit this castle after we had visited Kawagoe's Warehouse District. When you come to the end of the warehouses at an intersection,turn left to walk towards the Kawagoe palace around 1km walk. The palace was ordinary. I have seen better gates to temples than this palace. Apparently only one of the original palace rooms survived. Paid 100... More 

Thank RichardS069
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Excellent castle to venture into not too long and very interesting. Some fully there and other just able to be seen in maps and Photos as part of the land has been used now for housing. Well worth the walk around Kawagoe to get here and see it

Thank David H
Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

100Y only (kitain was 400Y). Peaceful stop but kitain's garden is much more beautiful. Samurai mannequins were creepy. Fun to sit on the tatami and enjoy the garden

Thank b_lizard76
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Although the castle itself has long since disappeared, the Honmaru Goten (Lords residence) remains in original condition and dates from 1878. It is well worth visiting this gorgeous building, mostly empty rooms covered in Tatami mats, to get a feel for the architecture and style of the times. Entry fee is ¥100, better value and much larger and more evocative... More 

1 Thank Lisa J
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank aska215
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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