Nakacho Tourist office Kawagoe

Kawagoe’s famous artist Kimio Yajima currently has a free exhibition, “Kaeru (frog) Wonderland” in the Nakacho Tourist Information Center. It is the same display that was in Koedo Kurari earlier in the year. You may recognize the name of the artist Kimio Yajima as I have mentioned him several timesRead More →

Cover photo with wind chimes for the 2022 information about the enmusubi wind chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine e

2024 Information for the annual “enmusubi” wind chimes and glistening river at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. This year is the ten year anniversary of the famous wind chimes. The Enmusubi Wind Chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine are generally displayed from the first weekend of July to the first week in September.Read More →

Resona Koedo Terrace at the former bank

If you’ve ever been in Kawagoe warehouse district before, no doubt you’ll have noticed the large European looking building among all the old Edo buildings. If you’ve been in the last year, you may have been curious as to why it was behind hoarding. Well, it is because the buildingRead More →

Three of the places lit up by lanterns for the Kawagoe Night Walk 2024

This February Kawagoe will have a very special illumination event centered around Honmaru Goten, with six other participating locations. The “lantern lit night walk for adults” is on from Friday February 9th to Wednesday February 14th 2024. Not only is each of the seven locations lit by lantern, but theyRead More →

Setsubun sign written in Japanese with February 3rd date in kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture

An account of the Setsubun Festival with a mamemaki bean throwing ceremony at Kitain Temple in Kawagoe. Information for the 2024 bean throwing ceremony also included. Setsubun Setsubun celebrations at Kitain Temple Kawagoe February 3rd is Setsubun in Japan, which marks the end of winter. People celebrate annually with traditionalRead More →