Kawagoe’s summer tradition “Wind bell of Marriage”


At Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (川越氷川神社), there is a festival called “Wind bell of Marriage (縁結び風鈴)” held every summer for a limited time!
During the period, many beautiful and cool wind bells decorate the grounds!
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is said to have benefits for marriage.
Would you like to visit this festival?



Introducing Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (川越氷川神社)

An orange large torii gate that is 15 meters high (the largest wooden torii in Japan)

First of all, let me introduce you to the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine!
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture is a popular power spot as a god of marriage.
It is said that Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine was built about 1,500 years ago.
It is a very old shrine.



Summer-only festival “Wind bell of Marriage”



A summer-only festival called “Wind bell of Marriage (縁結び風鈴)” that has been a hot topic since 2017 at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.
The sound produced by many wind chimes gives a soothing healing…



The Wind bell of Marriage corridor, which is the symbol of this festival.
The colorful wind bells installed there are tied with strips of wood on which worshipers wrote their wishes.

In Japan, the wind has always been thought to bring the feeling of the appearance of God and carry hearts.
It may be a sign that God appears when the wind blows.
Would you like to walk in the wind-bell corridor with your wishes?
If you walk while gazing at the colorful wind chimes, you will feel calm.



A tunnel composed of “Ema”


“Ema Corridor” is also a popular spot for Instagram.
“Ema” are wooden plaques that people write their prayers or wishes on!

Even with this, the votive panel is tied.
A tunnel composed of votive tablets.
It’s a masterpiece when it comes to here



Date and time of “Wind bell of Marriage” at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

  • Dates: Early July to early September
  • Time: 9:00 – 21:00


Access ■ Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (川越氷川神社)
adress: 2-11-3 Miyashita Town, Kawagoe City, Saitama

From Kawagoe Station (川越駅)|Tobu Bus No.7, just off the “Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine” bus stop
From Honkawagoe Station (本川越駅)|Tobu Bus No.5, just off the “Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine” bus stop



Finally

What did you think.
There is a shrine where you can relax while having good access from Tokyo.
In the summer, why not cool while listening to the sound of wind bells at the Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine?

I hope that your precious feelings will reach the “God of the Marriage” and that good luck will be conveyed to everyone who visits.

A must-visit place if you travel around Tokyo!

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