Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Kawagoe’s Hikawa Jinja, separated from the main Omiya Hikawa Shrine over a century ago, is a great quaint location to end your day. As Kawagoe is an older town, many people visit the shrine wearing traditional Japanese clothing; foreigners can choose to wear a kimono or yukata for the day through countless rental shops nearby. The shrine is open from dawn until dusk, giving visitors plenty of time to pray, check out the ema and souvenirs, and take plenty of photos. Even on a rainy day, the shrine remains a staple attraction for foreigners and Japanese alike.


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