Aug 15, 2017
Wind chimes (or Fuurin) has been a synonymous sound of summer in Japan and is now becoming a symbol of love, in a city not far from Tokyo.
Every summer, Kawagoe’s Hikawa Shrine takes part in ENMUUSUBI FUURIN, a festival for couples and individuals who are wishing they’ll have good luck in romance. This is done by writing their “love wishes” in a piece of wood called
Starting at 9am, you can already stroll around the shrine, pray, and
I got BIG LUCK!
Aside from strolling around, you can also catch the “fish of love!” Don’t get confused when you see 2 different colors. The RED one is for health (if I’m not mistaken) and the PINK one is
Blue matches yellow really well!
Kawagoe City is only 30 minutes away from Ikebukuro by train. So, if you happen to be close by, pay the gods of matchmaking a visit with your special someone and feel the romance this season.
2-11-3 Miyashita-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama
July 1- September 1, 2017
JR Kawagoe Station, TOBU-TOJO Kawagoe, SEIBU Hon-Kawagoe
How to get to the
* For more info about the fare, visit this site
* You can also take the KOEDO LOOP BUS and then get off at Kawagoe Hikawajinja. The DAILY PASS cost about 500 yen for adults and 250 yen for children. It is a great deal for visiting the sightseeing spots in Kawagoe. Plus, it gives you discounts in some shops.
* You can purchase it from the driver and NEWDAYS convenience store at the west exit of Kawagoe station.
For more information:
http://www.hikawa-fuurin.jp/ (Japanese only)
I love all the fuurin that I see in the summertime - they're so pretty! This festival looks fun - wish I still lived in Tokyo as it would be easier to get to!
It was fun especially if you are with friends or your special someone, there aren't food stalls though, so i highly suggest to go to koedo after visiting the shrine, @genkidesu