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Kawagoehikawa Shrine, Kawagoe

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  • Especially on summer, they attach a lots of fuurin (the Japanese chimes that make sound when the wind blows) in some kind of tunnel frame where people can walk through it. Plus, lots of people wearing...  more »
  • Nice temple with wind charms. Draw your lots when you are there. Take the edo bus and it will stop right outside the temple.  more »
  • The shrine's long causeway had residential roads on either side, which turned off left and right respectively upon reaching the complex, surrounded by its wooden walls.  more »
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  • The worst experience ever. Trying to make fancy look but greedy and mean. There are a lot better "non business" places to go.
  • Good place to discover! There are so many interested couture things and traditional shop. Especially the fortune slip in fish, you can fish the fortune slip by fishing rod. Great place to visit again!
  • So impress about this place. Many interesting methods for praying and do merit. Recommended.
  • Go during the wind chime festival, it's a v small shrine but the atmosphere is great.
  • Loved or worshiped by locals. Relatively small place, but nice, very spiritual atmosphere. This is a sanctuary for those who wish to marry, make a relationship tight, or find a new guy/girl! So, that is why sometimes you will see lots of young girls and couples. Also they also have a Classical Japanese style wedding service. You may luckily see their wedding vow in front of the shrine. They hold a various event ever season such as "ohanami", watching cherry blossoms blooming, in spring, and "furin", a Japanese wind chime (in their case, love wish making) in summer. In my opinion, they know how to flourish their business well. FYI. It is this Hilkawa shrine that did start "Kawagoe Matsuri", a big Japanese festival in "edo" period, from 1648, almost 370 years ago!

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Where to stay in Kawagoe

You can find plenty of budget-friendly accommodation in the vicinity of Kawagoe's train station, Hon-Kawagoe, near the historic district. Options mostly consist of 2- and 3- star hotels that offer clean, modest rooms, and free wi-fi, some western-style and some with tatami floors. A number of traditional Japanese "ryokan", or bed-and-breakfasts can be found all over town as well. A "capsule hotel" lies right outside the train station, with tiny sleeping compartments, locker rooms, and showers.
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