Seiya-san Muryōshuji Kita-in is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Kawagoe in Saitama, Japan. It is noted for its main hall, which was part of the original Edo Castle, and the statues of 540 Rakan, disciples of the Buddha. It is also known informally as the Kawagoe Daishi. [Wikipedia]
Every year on January 3rd several temples around Japan have a Daruma Market. A Daruma Doll is a type of talisman. People come to buy a new Daruma doll for the New Year. The Daruma doll has become one of several symbols of New Year. It is also a symbol of perseverance.
Fukutomi restaurant near Hon-Kawagoe station is a traditional kaiseki restaurant. Servers are dressed in kimono and the food is both delicious and aesthetically pleasing, delivered in an ambiance of a zen garden with indoor bamboo, water features, zen stones and a bridge.
Kocha Romankan Shimano Tea room in Koedo Kawagoe is a traditional tea room serving a selection of tea, confectionery and light meals. You can also get coffee too. The servers wear old style British tea lady outfits complete with a white laced apron and head piece.
Kawagoe Art Cafe Cafe Elevato has a bar on the first floor and a cafe on the second. One of the first buildings on Ichibangai, the main thoroughfare of the Edo period buildings and storehouse district of Kawagoe, it's a nice place to take a break while touring the town.
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In order to separate it from Hikawa Shrine in Omiya Ward, Saitama City, it is often called Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. [Wikipedia]