Founded during the 6th century, the Kawagoe Hikawa shrine is located in Kawagoe, Japan.
It's known for its 15 meter high traditional Japanese gate, making it one of the tallest in the country, its elaborate carvings and for its corridor lined with wind chimes. The shrine has been designated as an important cultural part of the Saitama prefecture.
Worshipping here is supposed to ensure good fortune and happiness in marriage and with family; the shrine attracts many single people hoping to find love.
Several important festivals are held at the shrine, including Reitaisai each October, which features a parade of floats immediately afterwards.Places nearby:
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