Western AreaKawagoe City
It greatly thrived in 1612 when Sōjō Tenkai trusted by Ieyasu Tokugawa became the chief priest. Due to Kawagoe’s great fire in 1638, most of the Kita-in Temple burnt down, but from the Edo period, the third generation Shogun Iemitsu removed and reconstructed “Iemitsu Tanjō no Ma” and “Kasuga no Tsubone Keshō no Ma” from the Edo Castle. In addition, the entire area was designated as an important cultural property. One of Japan’s three major arhat, “Gohyakurakan”, can be seen.
Temples and Shrines
- Tourist spot name
- Kita-in Temple
- Kawagoe Kosenbamachi 1-20-1
- 049-222-5566 (Kawagoe-City Station Tourist Information Office)049-222-5566 (Kawagoe-City Station Tourist Information Office)
- Home page
Business hours / Fee
- Regular holiday
・December 25th to January 8th
・April 2nd to the 5th
・Late April・Early May・The day before and after of the Treasure Special Exhibition
※On other circumstances such as when there are events within the temple, visits may be cancelled.
Adults (Older than high school) 400 yen / Elementary・Middle School Students 200 yen
- Public transport
- Get off at either “Kawagoe Station” of JR・Tobu Tojo Line or “Hon-Kawagoe Station” of Seibu Shinjuku Line then take the Koedo Loop Bus to “Kita-in” and you will immediately reach your destination.
- About 15 minutes from "Kawagoe" Interchange of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Fee: 133 spaces (500 yen)