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Ichi-no-miya in Sagami Province, Samukawa-jinja Shrine
This shrine is famous as a guardian deity of Happo-yoke.
Long revered as a protective deity of the Kanto region, the shrine is known for enshrining the guardian deity of Happo-yoke, which removes all calamities derived from directions and dates, and brings fortune and good luck.
It has received fervent faith from warriors of old times, including Minamoto no Yoritomo.
In the back of the main shrine, there is Kantakeyama Shinen, a garden that can only be entered by those who have received prayers. In the strolling pond garden, a museum and a teahouse are also provided where you can enjoy matcha and other items along with the natural scenery of the four seasons.
On New Year's Day, "Aomori Nebuta Decorations" are adorned on the shrine gate, and are lit up at night. "Hachifuku Mochi", named after Happo-yoke, is only sold at Samukawa Shrine and is popular as a souvenir.
Happo-yoke is said to remove calamities from all directions.
Kantakeyama Shinen is a Japanese garden where you can feel the four seasons.
The exclusive souvenir "Hachifuku Mochi" can only be obtained here.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have pamphlets in other languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)
English pamphlets available.
Do you have shrine’s red ink stamps?
Yes, we do (there is no fixed first offering fee).
Is there a parking lot?
Yes, there is (1st, 2nd, 3rd parking lots, about 250 cars).
Are coin lockers available?
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3916 Miyayama, Samukawa, Koza-gun, Kanagawa
*Kantakeyama Shinen is open from the beginning of March to the beginning of December. It is closed on Mondays.
From 6:00 am to sunset
*Kantakeyama Shinen is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- About 5 minutes on foot from Miyayama Station on the JR Sagami Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)