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City of Kawagoe a.k.a Little Edo was once an important commodity resource and business trades to Edo (today's Tokyo) during the Edo period. The city avoided severe damages after the air raid bombings by WWW II western allies that mainly aimed at large area of...More
I was very surprised to find out that the admission for the accessible castle closest to Tokyo only costs 100 yen to get in! What a deal! There’s a really neat room with three samurai statues to see how a discussion looked back in the...More
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
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
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.
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
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.....
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