The Tanabata Festival is held on August 7th annually in Hikawa Shrine Kawagoe.  They have a Wind Chime event simultaneously. The shrine is decorated beautifully with bands of colour from the Tanabata wish strips. You can enjoy the decoration all day and add your own wish to the bamboo trees,Read More →

Wind chimes at Kawagoe HIkawa Shrine

Wind chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine 2020. On June 21st the shrine announced that they had finally made a decision about their popular summer events. At that time, they decided to completely cancel the pinwheel event and to postpone the wind chimes event. However, on July 2nd they posted toRead More →

Pinwheels Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Things to see in Kawagoe in Summer, pinwheels display at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine annually in June. Event information for the annual pinwheel display event at the Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe.Read More →

Cherry Blossom Boat Ride, Night light up and river of pink petals at Shingashi River at the back of Hikawa Shrine The tentative date for the Cherry Blossom Boat Ride down the Shingashi River at the back of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine has been set for Saturday April 4th 2020. NewsRead More →

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 shrineRead More →

2019 Wind chimes Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

An idea of what to see in Kawagoe and what to do in Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine in the summer. Wind chimes at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine an annual event that is a popular place to visit during summer in Saitama Prefecture.Read More →

Kawagoe WIth Kids

28 things to do in Kawagoe from a Kawagoe Local Guide. Ideas for what to do in Kawagoe and what to see in Kawagoe, Including the famous museums, playgrounds, festivals, activities, craft and Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.Read More →

Photo of red and white pinwheels commemorating the accession of Crown Prince Naruhito to Emperor at Kawagoe Hikawa SHrine may 2019 saitama japan

In celebration of Emperor Naruhito’s ascension to the throne, Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine are hosting a special commemorative display for the month of May. From May 1st to 31st they will display red and white pinwheels and wind chimes. They also have the name of the new era “Reiwa” displayed inRead More →

Cherry Blossoms Shingashi River – Kawagoe is just 31 minutes from Ikebukuro, Tokyo, on the Tobu Tojo line (jump to access from Tokyo).  It is a popular tourist town. One of Kawagoe’s most spectacular spots to enjoy “sakura” is out the back of Hikawa shrine, where the cherry blossoms line the ShingashiRead More →

Wind chimes at Kawagoe HIkawa Shrine

Each summer, Hikawa Shrine displays hundreds of wind chimes during the months of July and August. Today, a storm was brewing up and I instantly thought of going to see the chimes! Last year (2014), when we went the air was so dead that the chimes were also lifeless. Today,Read More →