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

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
stephen20162016
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Kawagoe, Japan

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Kawagoe, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.....

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Thank stephen20162016
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank RichardS069
Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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Thank David H
Santa Clara, California
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Malaysia
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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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Thank aska215
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Thank Kan N
hong kong
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356 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank iamface
Saitama, Japan
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 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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