Hikawa Shrine is a shrine that is worshipped as the guardian of Kawagoe. The current main shrine, which was built in 1842, has an elaborate sculpture called Edo carving and is designated as an important cultural property of the prefecture. The five deities enshrined at the shrine are the reason why the shrine has been worshipped as a god of marriage and has brought many people together.
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is said to have been built about 1,500 years ago. Since Kawagoe Castle was built by Michimasa Ota and Dokan father and son in 1457 during the Muromachi period, it has been deeply respected by successive castle owners as the guardian deity of the castle and the general guardian of the feudal lord.