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.


  • Address

    2-13-1, Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama, 350-0053

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  • Nearest Station
    Kawagoe Station
    ・ JR Kawagoe Line
    ・ Tobu Tojo Line
    East Exit
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  • Hours
    Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
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    If a national holiday falls on a Monday, then on the following day we will be closed, a New Year’s holiday (December 28th – January 4th), the date of arranging inside the building (the 4th Friday of every month, however, excluding a national holiday)