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Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine Wind Chimes

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Enjoy the fantastic world created by the corridor of colorful wind chimes and the night illumination

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Held since 2014, Enmusubi Wind Chime Festival takes place every summer at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine in Saitama Prefecture, which is famous for enshrining the god of matchmaking.

Since ancient times in Japan, there has been the belief that the wind carries people's wishes and feelings. During the festival, about 1,500 handmade wind chimes are displayed in the precincts, all different in color, shape, and sound, allowing visitors to feel the power of the wind along with the cool tone. Depending on the time of day, you can enjoy various impressions, from the transparency of natural light during the day and the fantastic glow of the lights after sunset.



A legend says that the shrine was built after following a spiritual light shining at the bottom of a nearby river. During the festival period, the small stream flowing through the precincts is lit up, glowing like the Milky Way.
Easily accessible from Tokyo, Kawagoe is usually crowded with day-trip tourists visiting the traditional townscape, but at Hikawa Shrine you can experience a different atmosphere, especially during the evening. The festival is usually held from early July to early September.


Saitama Prefecture Products & Tourism Association




How to get there


From Omiya Station, take the JR Kawagoe Line to Kawagoe Station (about 25 minutes). Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is about 10 minutes by bus from Kawagoe Station.


2-11-3 Miyashitamachi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken



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