Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is the shrine famous for its spiritual power in matchmaking, located in Kagagoe City, Saitama Prefecture. It is said to be founded about 1500 years ago in the Kofun Era.
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine enshrines 5 grand deities. They are Ashinazuchino-mikoto, Tenazuchino-mikoto, their daughter deity of Kushiinadahimeno-mikoto, her husband deity of Susanoono-mikoto, and the final deity said to be the daughter (or descendant) of the previous two, Oonamuchino-mikoto. Because these 5 deities are family, Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is said to bring happiness to the family and marriage, as well as good luck in matchmaking.
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is also known for holding an event, called Enmusubi Furin (Matchmaking Wind chime) every summer. 2,000 wind chimes are hung throughout the shrine, and legend says that their resonance in the wind will carry the worshippers' wishes to the god of matchmaking. Many people visit the shrine every year, looking forward to the photogenic sight of colorful wind chimes swinging in the air.
〒350-0052 2-11-3 Miyashia-machi, Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture
Tobu bus #7 depot / For Saitama Idai/Ageo Station west exit, Hirakata, Kawagoe Undo Koen →disembark at【Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine】Stop → a short walk
Tobu bus #1 depot / For Shinmeicho shako, Jyosai koko →disembark【Kitamachi】Stop → 5 minute-walk
Koedo Jyunkai Bus →disembark【Hikawa Jinja mae】Stop → a short walk