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1-20-1 Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe 350-0036, Saitama Prefecture
+81 49-222-0859
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1-20-1 Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe 350-0036, Saitama Prefecture
+81 49-222-0859

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit to see how Japan was hundreds of years ago. The grounds are shaded and green and the buildings are old and authentic. Such a beautiful place to visit. Not so near the main road, but worth the extra walk.

Thank 5frys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to travel and I really, really love to travel to off the beaten path places!!!! I came to Kawagoe to check out Candy Alley, the Bell Tower and Kita-in Temple. Kita-in has beautiful architecture and they allow you to enter part of the...More

Thank Empala
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This castle is one of several interesting traditional attractions in this lovely little city, just north of Tokyo. I recommend visiting the city (and the castle) if you would like to escape the metropolis for a day (or half a day), although you will be...More

Thank kissane
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great ancient temple. Very ornate. Stone lanterns on the grounds. Stone disciples of Buddha very interesting No photos allowed inside.

Thank Emory_III
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

While I don't regret going to Kita-In, it is certainly not in the category of "must see". My favorite thing about visiting shrines in Japan is the beauty of the nature surrounding them. We went on a beautiful spring day, and certainly there many blooming...More

Thank kimchikid
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Though not the main shrine in the city, but it seemed to be a long and important history tied to it. When i went there, none of the food stalls in front of it were open, nor the sakura bloomed, so it was not at...More

Thank Kevin Y
Reviewed 24 March 2017

One of the ancient Buddhist temples in Japan located in Kawagoe. I visited the temple on the New years eve with large festivities, gathering and lots of Daruma Dolls on display. Access: Walking distance of 15 minutes From the Hon-Kawagoe station, Seibu-Shinjuku Line. The temple...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Kita-in Temple has some historical significance for those who are familiar with Buddhism, but didn't have much that set it apart from other Japanese temples in its main structure. However, the visit is worthwhile for the adjacent 500 Statues of Rakan, which represent the disciples...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We took a stroll from the Kawagoe Station to this attraction, while most would have taken the bus. There were some minor construction going on but this place is still open. There is a history behind the temple, and it's worth to read the background...More

Thank fire-tower
Reviewed 13 November 2016

In 830 the Tendai monk Ennin founded Muryōji 無量寺, the Temple of Unending Life, and it was divided into three sub-temples: Kita’in 北院, Naka’in 中院, Minami’in 南院. By 1300 the temple was the most important within the Tendai sect. Under the charismatic monk Tenkai, friend...More

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