Kawagoe Walk ‘Kawagoe Taishi, Kita-in temple’ –Kosemba-machi, Kawagoe City,
*This article is originally posted in Japanese site on 11th February, 2019.
Walking from our hotel to the temple is available.
Most of the buildings in Kita-in are designated to Important Cultural Property and valuable art works are owned.
Many people visit here for Daruma Festival on 3rd January, Setsubun(February), Naga Tsuki Goma Kodo, Shichi-go-san, or the Seven-Five-Three Ceremony(October to November), and Kiku-Festival(November).
Also, Kita-in is one of the seven mysteries course.
Daruma stalls are there. Venders for Ama-sake or snacks are also inside the temple grounds.
Although not so many people came there on this day, for Hatsumode on new year’s holidays, estimated about four hundred thousand people visit there.
Many sightseeing guides pick up this picture of ‘Jikei do’, some people who have heard the name of Kita-in might know the Jikei do.
Many visitors took pictures of landscapes and commemorative photos. Foreign visitors as well.
Originally, Taho-to was built between Hakusan Gongen and Hie Shrine which located in front of Sammon Gate. After 2 times moving, it is built diagonally in front of Hondo(main hall) now.
Please visit the place when coming Kawagoe!