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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.

2-13-1 Kuruwa-machi, Kawagoe, Saitama
15 minutes east of the main street
9:00-17:00. Closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday, in which case it is open on Monday and closed on Tuesday
Adults ¥100 | Students ¥50 | Children can enter for free

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