It is a famous temple of the Tendai sect founded by Jikaku Daishi in 830 (Tencho 7), and is officially called Hoshinoyama Mugenjuji Kitain.
The name of Kitain, which holds many cultural assets, including the temple where the famous priest Tenkai Daimonsho served as the chief priest in the early Edo period, and the building related to the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu and Kasuga Bureau, which was relocated from Edo Castle. Is more famous nationwide as a temple representing Saitama prefecture rather than Kawagoe.
When the Tenkai priest, who had the confidence of Ieyasu Tokugawa, became the 27th chief priest, he received the heavy patronage of the Shogunate, and during the birth of Iemitsu called "Guest Hall" decorated with gorgeous murals and sumi paintings from Edo Castle, 3 The Kasuga station makeup room called "Shoin" used by the Kasuga station known as the nanny of the shogunate Iemitsu was relocated.In addition to the buildings related to Edo Castle, the mountain gate, bell tower gate, and Jiyokudo are designated as important cultural properties, and the memorial service is held on the way to the Nikko mountain while carrying the remains of Tokugawa Ieyasu, who died in Sunpu, to Nikkoyama. There is also Senba Toshogu, one of the three major Toshogu shrines in Japan, which was built because of the damage, and is a temple closely related to the Tokugawa family, which retains the scent of the Edo period.In addition, this 540 Arhats, which is one of the three major Arhats in Japan, is a group of stone Buddha statues with various facial expressions that capture the emotions of human beings. There is.All of them can be visited, and events such as Daruma City in New Year, Setsubun in February, and Sakura Festival in spring are held, and you can enjoy the scenery of the temple in each season.
Address350-0036-1, Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture 20-1