Kawagoe (川越市, Kawagoe-shi?) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is about a 30-minute train ride from Ikebukuro in Tokyo.
As of July 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 343,926 (142,898 households). The total area is 109.16 km².
Kawagoe was founded as a town Kawagoe-machi (川越町?) on April 1, 1889, and became the first city in the prefecture on December 1, 1922.
Seiya-san Muryōshuji Kita-in (星野山無量寿寺喜多院?) is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Kawagoe in Saitama, Japan. It is noted for its main hall, which was part of the original Edo Castle, and the statues of 540 Rakan, disciples of the Buddha.