Kawagoe Castle Honmaru Goten has been preserved at Kawagoe Castle, listed among Japan's Top 100 Castles. It is also registered as a Cultural Property of Saitama.
Kawagoe Castle figures in the Edozu Byobu (Japanese folding screen) illustrating an event involving Iemitsu Tokugawa, third Shogun of the Edo shogunate. In 1846, Ninomaru Goten, where the lord of the day Naritsune Matsudaira had been living, was destroyed by fire. The new Honmaru Goten with 16 roofs and covering 3,388 square meters was built in 1848. Today, although only one-eighth of the premises and one-sixth of the original building remain, you can see the entrance hall, large hall and Karo (house elder) office. Kawagoe Castle, established in 1457 by Mochitomo Uesugi of the Oogigaya Uesugi family, was listed in Japan's Top 100 CastlesIn 2006. Take a Tobu bus from Kawagoe Station on the Tobu-Tojo Line or JR Kawagoe Line via Kuranomachi to Fudanotsuji bus stop, then walk for about eight minutes.