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Kawagoejyo Honmaru Palace

2-13-1 Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture
+81 49-222-5399
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Historical Site of a Castle that Once was.........

If you are anything like me and love to visit the Castles of Japan, then you would appreciate what... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Cairns, Australia
A Beautiful Memory of a Castle in Edo Period Japan

My girlfriend and I visited the Honmaru Goten while on our way to the Hon Kawagoe Spatiotemporal... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Blank B
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2-13-1 Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe 350-0053, Saitama Prefecture
+81 49-222-5399

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you are anything like me and love to visit the Castles of Japan, then you would appreciate what is left of Kawagoe's Castle. My first visit just happened to coincide with a public holiday and it was not open so I could only view...More

1  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My girlfriend and I visited the Honmaru Goten while on our way to the Hon Kawagoe Spatiotemporal Bell. The remains of this castle are not big and seeing all of it will not take long - you might even skip it depending on how long...More

Thank Blank B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A castle once stood in Kawagoe, but not much is left and the castle grounds are now part of public parks. The Honmaru Goten, the main residence of the lord, is the only structure that remains which only requires a few minutes to look around.

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place has been restored and entrance is currently free, to celebrate the inscription of Kawagoe Hikawa Float Festival on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible List of Humanity. You have to take off your footwear and carry them in a plastic bag. There are...More

Thank fire-tower
Reviewed 23 September 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
Reviewed 24 August 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
Reviewed 2 July 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...More

Thank RichardS069
Reviewed 22 May 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...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 8 April 2016

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
Reviewed 21 February 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...More

1  Thank Lisa J
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