Kawagoe Castle Honmaru Palace

Castle / Ruins of Castle
A historic structure located in 2-Chome Kuruwa-machi, Kawagoe City. The palace was built in 1848 by Matsudaira Naritsune, then lord of Kawagoe Domain. Today, the palace's entranceway and reception hall as well as the transplanted and restored chief retainer's office are the only original parts of Kawagoe Castle which still stand today. The palace is used as a museum containing exhibits on Kawagoe Domain. Visitors can purchase a joint museum pass which also grants access to the nearby Kawagoe City Museum and Kawagoe City Art Museum.

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Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Kuruwamachi 2-13-1 map map Map
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Monday(The next day if Holiday), 4thFriday(Except if Holiday), New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee]General100yen, University/High School Students50yen
Parking Lot
※Shared with museums and art galleries
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)
Not available
Available(Kawagoe Free Wi-Fi)
*Tel will connect you to Kawagoe City Museum.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Walking in the history
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.15
    Walking through the rooms of this magical residence of the first Shogun is a truly fantastic experience. At every step the tatami postpones the stories and legends of the Edo period. The beauty of...
  • Grab a 100 yen from your pocket
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.07.24
    Please take a 100 yen out of your pocket and visit this wonderful building. Feel the atmosphere of how the lords must have lived. Only a small part remains but worth the walk out of kawagoe.
  • Japanese castle!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.02.23
    I see a lot of fairly negative reviews here and I can understand why. There isnt really much here and if you cant speak Japanese you wont be able to read the historical information, BUT. I really...

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