Kitain Temple

Boasting a 1200-year history, Kitain Temple is a National Designated Important Cultural Property that houses several valuable Cultural Properties. In addition to ordinary worship and visits to the main temple building, it also puts on occasional exhibitions of its treasures, which make available to visitors the precious items it has kept throughout its long history. The souvenir shop within its precincts was opened in 1972 and is well known as the first temple-based souvenir shop for tourists within the city limits of Kawagoe.

Spot details

Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Kosembamachi 1-20-1
[3/1-11/23] 9:00-16:30 (Reception until 16:00)
[11/2 Apr.- End of Feb.] 9:00-16:00 (Reception until 15:30)
12/25-1/8, 2/2, 2/3, 4/2-4/4
※May close outside of stated days depending on the situation
[Grounds] Free [Admission fee for guest hall, shoin, charity hall, 500 Rakan] [Adult] 400yen [Children (small, Junior high school students)] 200yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Available (Available only at specified locations)
Available(kawagoe Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (Grounds is allowed, inside buildings is not allowed)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Large temple complex in Kawagoe containing some interesting sites
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.07.16
    Rather large temple complex in Kawagoe containing some interesting sites. One can look in the well-kept room where the 3rd Shogun of Japan, Iemitsu Tokugawa, was born or be amazed by the so called...
  • Old Temple Dating Back To 830
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.05.13
    Originally a three temple complex dating back to 830 this flourished in the Edo period. Within its grounds is an old Edo castle and you can feel the oldness of the place and what might have taken...
  • If youre in Kawagoe, this is worth exploring. Make sure to see the statues.
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.12.17
    Kitain temple is lovely and the grounds, even in December, had splashes of color that were beautiful. The statues are wonderful. Try to find the one for your zodiac sign, rub its head and leave a...

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