hikawa jinja maple in Saitama

Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja (shrine) needs little introduction to anyone living in Japan. At this stage, thanks to its hugely successful wind chime event in summer, it is even relatively famous abroad. It is definitely worth a visit in summer when the wind chimes or the, lesser known, pinwheels are onRead More →

Kawagoe Kitain (Kita-in / Kita Temple) Kawagoe – One of my favorite local places to bring visitors in Autumn is Kita-in Temple in Kawagoe. On the grounds of Kitain there is a very special building, which is home to some important national treasures. The Kyaku-den (guest hall) is the only remains of the EdoRead More →