Hikawa Jinja (Hikawa Shrine)


This Shinto shrine has a tall torii gate built in the Myojin-style, 15-meters high, with the grounds filled with a number of trees over 500 years old and the sacred Keyaki trees rustling in the wind. The history of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is very long, going back to the 6th Century, when it was separated from the Omiya Hikawa Shrine. The Main Shrine and other historical buildings that carry on the Edo culture were registered as a designated cultural property of Saitama Prefecture. The famous Dashi (Float) Parade of the Kawagoe Hikawa Festival is a subordinate event of the annual festival.