What is Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine in Japan?

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In Koedo Kawagoe, there are many shrines that bring benefits especially in the realms of marriage. They include Kawagoe Hachimangu Shrine, Kawagoe Kumano Shrine, Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, and more.

This time, we'd like to introduce the most famous Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe.

About Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

front of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Name Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Entrance fee Free Admission
Opening hours 9: 00-17: 00
(24 hours if admission only)
Address 2-11, Miyashitamachi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama, Japan
Phone number 049-224-0589
Official site https://www.kawagoehikawa.jp/(Japanese)

It is reported that Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine was built about 1,500 years ago.

Adored as the tutelary shrine for all of Kawagoe during the Edo Period. The shrine is also famous today for venerating a matchmaking deity.

main shrine

main shrine

Today's main shrine is sculpted in detail and is an important cultural property of the prefecture.

gateway arch (torii)

gateway arch (torii)

The gateway arch (torii) is the largest one made of wood in Japan.

Free visit to shrines.

Emmusubi Ema(votive picture tablet)

many votive picture tablet

Ema Tunnel

This is Ema Tunnel.A popular shooting spot.

votive picture tablet

It is said that if you write your wish on the ema and tie it within the shrine grounds and your wish will come true.

Access from the station

Hon-Kawagoe Station

Nearest station

Seibu-Shinjuku Line, the fastest to the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.25 minutes on foot from Hon-Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.

Get off at Hon-Kawagoe Station, which is nearby tourist spots(the Kurazukuri zone).

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