Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In order to separate it from Hikawa Shrine in Omiya Ward, Saitama City, it is often called Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. [Wikipedia]
Kawagoe’s Hikawa Jinja, separated from the main Omiya Hikawa Shrine over a century ago, is a great quaint location to end your day. The shrine is open from dawn until dusk, giving visitors plenty of time to pray, view 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.
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine closed their function rooms and Musubi Cafe on August 2nd. Currently, they are tearing down the old building. By the end of 2022, they will open a much smaller building to house their function rooms. The rest of the area will be transformed into a park.
It is easy to navigate the place. I just needed 10 minutes to walk from Okegawa station to Hotel Route Inn Ageo. As I first visit to this hotel, I can truly feel the friendly and cheerful of the staffs. I stayed in twin room and found a spacious guest will find chic furnished stuff with some of other facilities, such as TV, working desk, refrigerator, air conditioner, and shower room fully equipped with spacious bathtub and bath amenities. Not to forget, you can easily access the internet by the facility of WiFi or LAN. You still can catch up with family or maybe manage your work during your stay here.
Korekaki, a contraction of Kore Ga Kakigori, is a shaved ice and snow cone specialty cafe in the tourist city of Kawagoe. Located along the route from the famous Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine to the storehouse district, it is a great spot for a take out or dine in shaved ice treat.
Nagamine-en sells dozens of green tea products made from Sayama green tea, grown locally in Kawagoe. On the second floor they have a cafe where you can sample fresh green tea and tea flavored treats. Moreover, the building is a beautiful Edo period style design.
Seiya-san Muryōshuji Kita-in is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Kawagoe in Saitama, Japan. It is noted for its main hall, which was part of the original Edo Castle, and the statues of 540 Rakan, disciples of the Buddha. It is also known informally as the Kawagoe Daishi. [Wikipedia]