Kitain Temple

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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]

Overview

Address

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

Hours

8:45 - 16:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45 - 16:00
Tuesday 8:45 - 16:00
Wednesday 8:45 - 16:00
Thursday 8:45 - 16:00
Friday 8:45 - 16:00
Saturday 8:45 - 16:00
Sunday 8:45 - 16:00
Holidays 8:45 - 16:00

Phone Number

049-222-0859

Website

https://www.kawagoe.com/kitain/english/

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