500 Arhats at Kitain Temple

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500 Arhats at Kitain Temple

At Kitain temple, you'll find 538 statues representing the disciples of Buddha, known as arhats. They were carved between 1782 and 1825, and no two statues are alike. It's said that if you visit them at night and touch each statue until you find one that is warm, this will be the arhat that most resembles you. 

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Venue name: 500 Arhats at Kitain Temple
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Address: 埼玉県川越市小仙波町1-20-1
Tokyo

Opening hours: 8.50am-4pm (until 4.30pm Mar 1 to Nov 23)
Transport: Honkawagoe Station (Seibu Shinjuku line)

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