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Kijin Shrine|CHOCOTABI SAITAMA

CHOCOTABI SAITAMA

Sightseeing spot

Western AreaRanzan Town

Kijin Shrine

It started in 1182 when Hatakeyama Shigetada offered a statue of a devil holding an iron rod to protect people from evil during the construction of the Sugayayakata. A rare shrine that enshrines the “oni (devil)”, with a Setsubun Festival taking place every year on February 3rd, with chants of “Fuku wa uchi, Oni wa uchi, Akuma soto (Out with the bad spirits, in with the good fortune and oni/devil)”. In addition, the shrine is known as the god of victory, with soldiers praying for good fortune during war.

Temples and Shrines

Basic Information

Tourist spot name
Kijin Shrine
Location
Ranzanmachi Ooaza Kawajima 1898
TEL
0493-62-21310493-62-2131
Home page
https://www.ranzan-kanko.jp/kidinjinja
Event information
Setsubun Festival (Every year on February 3rd)

Business hours / Fee

Regular holiday
None
Fee
Free

Access

Public transport
Go to “Musashi-Ranzan Station” of the Tobu Tojo Line from “Kawagoe Station” of JR Kawagoe Line and walk for about 15 minutes
Car
15 minutes from "Ranzan-Ogawa" Interchange of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Parking
Free:
Fee: None