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Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja) Tours

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja)
Known as the shrine of love, the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja) is said to be around 1,500 years old. Its impressive entrance gate, called a torii, stands at 15 meters tall (around 50 feet). The main shrine is adorned with delicate carvings and has been listed as an important cultural building within the region. It is also a popular place for people to get married, as well as the site of a summer festival featuring tunnels of colorful wind chimes, live music, and even a ‘shrine bar’.

Dedicated to the God of Marriage, there is a good chance of witnessing a wedding procession on your visit to the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. The site is surrounded by greenery and is not as crowded with tourists as other famous shrines, meaning if there is no wedding or festival during your visit, it’s a peaceful place to relax and take some photographs.

The shrine also has its very own restaurant; Musubi cafe serves various meals and desserts throughout the day and has a gift shop selling books and other souvenirs to remember your visit. Hikawa Shrine can be visited as part of a Kawagoe Walking Tour, which also takes in other famous attractions in the city.

Practical Info

The easiest way to reach Kawagoe from Tokyo is by train. The fastest way is to take the Tobu Tojo line from Ikebukuro to Kawagoe Station, which takes 30 minutes on the express train. However, the nearest train station to the old town area in Kawagoe is Hon-Kawagoe Station, which is accessible on the Seibu Line.

Did You Know? At just after 8am on the 8th and 24th of each month, the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine hosts a special procession to promote love and enhance relationships.
Address: 2-11-3 Miyashitamachi, Kawagoe, Japan
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Kawagoe Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kawagoe Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Kawagoe! Kawagoe was a prominent castle town in the Edo period and was known at that time as Ko-edo, or Little Edo (former name of Tokyo). About 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo, Kawagoe features many historical buildings, shrines and temples, and offers many regional food and drinks, as well as unique souvenir items. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
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US$122.04
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US$122.04
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Kawagoe Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kawagoe Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Kawagoe! Kawagoe was a prominent castle town in the Edo period and was known at that time as Ko-edo, or Little Edo (former name of Tokyo). About 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo, Kawagoe features many historical buildings, shrines and temples, and offers many regional food and drinks, as well as unique souvenir items. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.63
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US$97.63
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Koedo In Kawagoe, halfl-day tour

Koedo In Kawagoe, halfl-day tour

Kawagoe has good access and it is a very convenient tourist spot. Kawagoe is a town of history retaining the culture and aroma of Edo period 400 years ago. Why not visit the temples and learn about historical heritage, and fill up on Japanese food at an authentic Japanese restaurant? Taking a stroll through the town, you will feel as if you have a travel back in time to ancient Edo period. You can experience the traditional and pure Japan which you can not see in Tokyo. At the Ichiban-gai street, you will see see 100% fire -resistant houses which are more than 100 years old, and "Toki-no-kane", which is said to be the highest wooden belfry in Japan. Do not forget eating local specialties, sweet potato, grilled eel and various sweets.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$215.54
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Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Little Edo Kawagoe from Tokyo

Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Little Edo Kawagoe from Tokyo

Taking private chartered car and relax from your hotel, Travel with local guide and feel as if traveled ancient edo in Kawagoe. Enjoy the experience of making glass photo frame.
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  • 8 hours
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US$1,562.15
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Day Trip To Historic Kawagoe From Tokyo

Day Trip To Historic Kawagoe From Tokyo

Take a step back in time (figuratively of course) and visit a small slice of Edo era Japan, also known as the ancient castle town of Kawagoe. Spend the day with one of our friendly hosts strolling among the 17th century wooden buildings and charcoal-tiled houses of the kurazukuri (warehouse) district. Marvel at the Toki no Kane Tower or stop by the Festival Museum to glimpse the three story floats that parade the streets. From the Hattori Museum of Folklore and the Kawagoe Castle to soya shops and Penny Candy Lane - there's so much to experience. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$188.49
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US$188.49
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