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Kita-in Temple

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4.2 (5125)

Japan, 〒350-0036 Saitama, Kawagoe, Kosenbamachi, 1-chōme−20−1

Buddhist temple with gardens & over 500 statues, first built in 830 CE & rebuilt after fires.

hourglassDuration: 01h00min

phone+81 49-222-0859
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clockOpening hours

Mondays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:20 PM

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Julin Likasiri 5 months ago

Really love this place. If it is open, please go inside. It is so serene. I feel I dated back in time. The 500 Buddha is also quite interesting. Be sure to step inside. I was here in April but there were an annual ceremony so I couldn’t get in. I took some photo outside. This time there was also the morning ritual. After strolling inside for a while, the ritual was over, so we could get to the main hall. All are a worth visit.

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Rahul Bam a year ago

We visited in the morning during mid Feb. Gives holy vibes and surrounding is peaceful. We had yakisoba and stall staff were really friendly. Loved the atmosphere ❄️

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Anthony Trovato a year ago

Kawagoe Kita-in Temple is a Buddhist temple. The temple is also known as "Kita-in," and it is a branch temple of Enryaku-ji, a prominent temple located in Kyoto. The main hall was built in the 17th century and is one of the few remaining examples of traditional Japanese temple architecture from that period. I was so impressed with the surrounding garden. The garden features a pond, a waterfall, and a variety of plants and trees, including cherry blossom trees. The temple houses over 5000 items, including Buddhist statues, paintings, and calligraphy. One of the most famous artifacts in the temple is the "Three Thousand Buddhas of Kita-in," a collection of miniature Buddha statues that line the walls of one of the temple's buildings. The temple is located just a 15 minute walk from the train station and around 10 minutes from the centre of town so it’s easily accessible.

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Sergio Portillo a year ago

Traditional looking temple but very well maintained. It is quiet and peaceful. One thing quite unique about it was that there was some kind of plaza around it where there are many shops for food. Most of them were closed when I visited but seems like on the weekends must get busy. The temple was undergoing some contructions as well which is a good sign to show that they still care about it.

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Lakshmi a year ago

It’s one of the most beautiful shrines I have been. We can also pay entrance fees and take a look at the temple inside. This temple has a history of 1200 years. The temple is well preserved and maintained for us to experience the history. So it’s a must to take a look inside. Buddha’s idol inside is very powerful.