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Elsewhere in Cent Saitama - Guide

pinKumano Jinja Shrine, Taki-fudo Temple [熊野神社、滝不動]



Wako, Saitama Pref.MAP

Taki-fudo is a small temple next to Kumano Jinja. You can get into a short cave enshrining Inari, a god of fertility, at Taki-fudo (turn on the light when getting into the cave, and don't forget to turn it off when leaving).
Near Tokyo Metro Subway's & Tobu Line's Narimasu Sta.

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pinHeirinji Temple [平林寺]



Niiza, Saitama Pref.MAP

9:00-16:00; 500yen

Heirinji is a relatively large Rinzai Zen temple with a plain, simple and fine complex.
25-min walk from JR Niiza Sta.

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pinNanbata-jo Koen Park [難波田城公園]



Fujimino, Saitama Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00; free; closed Mon*, next day of holiday (open if weekends), late Dec-early Jan.

This park grounds are part of a small castle abandoned in 1590. A few Meiji-era farm houses are also relocated here.

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pinKorai Jinja Shrine [高麗神社]



Hidaka, Saitama Pref.MAP

Korai Jinja is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Koma no Jakko, a royal member of one of Korean countries, who was in exile because his country perished in 668 and became the leader of his compatriot refugees who were moved to here.

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pinShoden-in Temple [聖天院]



Hidaka, Saitama Pref.MAP

8:00-17:00; 300yen.

Shodenin is a Shingon Buddhist temple near Korai Jinja.

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pinHo'onji Temple [法恩寺]



Ogose, Saitama Pref.MAP

Hoonji is a Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
Near JR & Tobu Line Ogose Station.

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pinFukuoka-kashi Kinen-kan [福岡河岸記念館]



Fujimino, Saitama Pref.MAP

10:00-16:30 (10:00-16:00 Oct-Apr); 100yen; closed Mondays (EVEN if holiday) & Dec 27-Jan 4

This facility is the former office and house, constructed in the Meiji period, of a merchant who engaged in river transportation.

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