Kitain Temple

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Kitain (喜多院), located in Kawagoe, is a 9th-century temple renowned for its collection of 540 playful Rakan (statues of Buddha) and for being home to the only remaining buildings of the former Edo Castle.



1-20-1 Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe, Saitama (Directions)


8:45 - 16:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:45 - 16:30
Wednesday 8:45 - 16:30
Thursday 8:45 - 16:30
Friday 8:45 - 16:30
Saturday 8:45 - 16:30
Sunday 8:45 - 16:30
Holidays 8:45 - 16:30

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Kitain Temple is about a 15-minute walk from Hon-Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.

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