Hachimangu is one of several shrines in Kawagoe with a long rich history. It is a “ichinomiya” meaning it was the first shrine of the Hachimangu sect in Kawagoe. (There are older shrines, such as Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, in Kawagoe). Kawagoe Hachimangu was founded in 1030 A.D. by Minamoto Yorinobu.
The 2020 Kawagoe festival is currently scheduled to go ahead – June 12th 2020. Please note that there are likely to be changes to the usual line up. There is also the possibility of cancellation. Kawagoe Festival The annual Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage Kawagoe festival is one of the largest
Continuing with the take-out series, today I am introducing Modesty a creative cuisine restaurant in local Kawagoe. I say local, because this is one is off the beaten tourist path of Kawagoe. It is in Crea Mall, a pedestrianized shopping area, that is popular with locals for shopping, entertainment and
Kawagoe Bakery Raku Raku is possibly the most popular bakery in Kawagoe. It is certainly one of the busiest and most famous. Raku Raku is one of dozens of eateries in Kawagoe offering take out and delivery services during the Saitama State of Emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. Kawagoe
Santa Parade Atre Maruhiro are inviting children younger than school age to participate in a Santa costume parade on Saturday December 21st for free. After they reach the goal they will receive candy for their participation. Up to 120 children can participate. The event will take place from 1.30 pm
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine by night: the illuminous “Hikaru Kawa”, glistening river. All photos were taken in 2019. The 2020 dates have not yet been released. Legend reports that the Iruma River used to glisten at night. And the source was the Hikawa God… Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine Events at the shrine