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Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Improving Your Luck to Find that Special Someone?! A Great Power Spot for Matchmaking.

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Shrines and Temples

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is a historic shrine that is said to have been built around 1500 years ago. The main shrine features elaborate engravings, and it has been designated as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

The 5 kami (Shinto gods) enshrined here form a family, and as such they are worshipped as kami related to family harmony, marital happiness, and marriage. Recently, the shrine has become known as a “power spot” for marriage, and many people visit to worship in hopes of obtaining luck in finding a marriage partner. Relationships are not only about romance, but they include work, friends, and family too, so the shrine offers a wide variety of relationship charms – be sure to find one that suits your wishes!

Be sure to also stop by the Ema Tunnel, a famous feature of the shrine. Ema are wooden tablets offered to the shrine in order to make requests of the kami or to thank them for a wish that has come true. Visitors can walk through the mysterious atmosphere of the tunnel, which is decorated with around 30,000 ema. Of course, you can have your own ema hung as well, so why not take the chance to make a request of your own to the kami?

Highlights

  • The Ema Tunnel is one of the highlights of the shrine. Be sure to walk through!
  • During the summer, the shrine hosts the Shinto ritual “Enmusubi Windchimes,” where over 2,000 wind chimes are on display.
  • The shrine’s 2 types of red snapper omikuji (fortune slips), “ichinen antai mikuji” and “ai tai mikuji,” are popular. Fishing up the omikuji using a fishing rod is a unique experience!
  • If you go to worship early in the morning, you may be able to get one of the 20 limited-quantity “enmusubi-dama” given out each day.

Photos

  • Many worshippers visit in hopes of finding that special someone

    Many worshippers visit in hopes of finding that special someone

  • One of the highlights of the shrine is the Ema Tunnel

    One of the highlights of the shrine is the Ema Tunnel

  • The Shinto ritual “Enmusubi Wind Chimes” is held during the summer

    The Shinto ritual “Enmusubi Wind Chimes” is held during the summer

  • The unique “ichinen antai mikuji” are caught with a fishing rod

    The unique “ichinen antai mikuji” are caught with a fishing rod

  • The “ai tai mikuji” tell your fortune related to finding love

    The “ai tai mikuji” tell your fortune related to finding love

Reviews

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  • Sio

    擁有濃濃的日本味的神社,抽籤的方式特別又有趣。

  • Suju Chang

    籤筒很特別用魚的圖案,不用抽的而是用魚竿釣的相當有趣,這裡求姻緣特別靈驗,有免費的姻緣石可以拿,神職人員還會特別幫你加持👍

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Details

Name in Japanese
川越氷川神社
Postal Code
350-0052
Address
2-11-3 Miyashitamachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama
Telephone
049-224-0589 (Shrine office)
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
8:00am-6:00pm
Access
About 7-10 minutes by bus from the Seibu Shinjuku Line’s Hon-Kawagoe Station or the JR Tobu-Tojo Line’s Kawagoe Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)