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“Kita-in Temple”
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Experience Edo Castle Town: Kawagoe Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 63 things to do in Kawagoe
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Kita-in Temple”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I usually go to the Shrine sale in the temple area on the 28th day of every month , never stopping at this lovely temple. If you purchase tickets you can enter an outdoor area with 500 small buddah stautes all with different faces. They are wonderful to photograph. Another part of the temple ground has a museum and a beutiful Japanese garden to view. There is a pagoda and a weeping cherry blossom looking almost postcard pretty.

Visited April 2013
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Saitama, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Interesting.”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

This temple is the HQ of a major Buddhist sect (Tendai) for this part of Japan. It is very colourful and has a lot of things worth seeing - stone sculptures, the interior of part of the temple, some rooms taken from Edo castle, gardens - the best time is for the Daruma festival (just after New Year) and cherry blossom season - the temple grounds are a major picnic spot at that time. Some parts, i.e. the best bits, have an entry fee.

Visited August 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
119 attraction reviews
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“not a tourist pack place, worth a trip for the dharma statues”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

the main attraction is the 500dharma statues bside this temple, ticket is included in the entrance ticket of the temple, due to its not tourist pack so i like the stillness of tis temples, it also allows visitor to enter the prayin area by walkin thru the bridge which most temples forbid

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