During the Edo period Kawagoe was viewed by the Tokugawa shogunate as a key strategic town for the defense of Edo (now Tokyo) and a key point of trade. Honmaru-goten (“Inner Circle Palace”) is the only surviving structure of Kawagoe Castle. It contains tatami rooms, a small garden, and period-dressed mannequins playing the role of a feudal lord and his subjects.
Location川越城 本丸御殿, 2-13-1 Kuruwamachi, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0053
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9:00-17:00. Closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday
Adults ¥100, students ¥50, children can enter for free