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Shrine of marriage ~ Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ~


The Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is said to have been build about 1500 years ago.
Since family gods are enshrined here, many people who want to find a good match will visit this shrine, since it is said to give blessings in “family satisfaction, perfect couples, and marriage”.
Those looking for a partner or for a happy marriage should come and visit this shrine.

An ema is a small wooden board that people write their wishes and dreams on to have them fulfilled.

At the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, worshipers that write on the marriage ema hang them in the tunnel, and visitors can walk through this tunnel filled with people’s wishes and dreams.

After visiting the shrine, be sure to get an omikuji (fortune). One omikuji at this shrine is the “aitai-mikuji” which predicts your love fate. It has an unusual shape of a “tai” (sea bream fish), which is a play on words since “aitai” means you want to see someone. In Japan, the tai is seen as a good omen.

To learn more, please read this article.


Love Blessing at the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine








Admission Fee Free
Address 2-11, Miyashitamachi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama, 350-0052, Japan
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Public Transport
・From Kawagoe Station on the JR line or Tobu Tojo Line, take the Tobu Bus bound for "Shinmeicho Shako", 5 minutes on foot from "Kita-cho"
・20 minutes on foot from Hon-Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line

15 minutes from Kawagoe IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway

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