There are two shrines in Enoshima that is said to bring happiness and luck to couples. They are Okutsumiya and Hetsumiya. The enshrined Deities that these three shrines worship are Tagirihime no Mikoto and Tagitsuhime no Mikoto. They are sisters and are said to be born when the Sun Godness (Amaterasu Oomikami) was married to the Shinto God of the sea and storms, Susanoo no Mikoto. Through all year, these shrines are visited by many couples and people who wish to make their love come true. If you have a lucky partner in your life that you love, you should definitely visit these shrines and deepen your bond.
Okystumomiya shrine worships Tagirihime no Mikoto (多紀理比賣命). She is said to be the Deity that peacefully protects the ocean.
Near this shrine, there is a famous bell of romance called “Ryuren no Kane” (Dragon-love bell). There is a famous legend: once a couple rings this bell, it will bring a good luck to them. Furthermore, if a couple locks a padlock on a fence in front of the bell, it is said that they can be together for the rest of their lives. There is often a line of couples waiting to ring the lucky bell of romance. (Because there are so many couples in this area, you might feel a bit lonely if you go there alone…)
This shrine workships Tagitsuhime no Mikoto. She is also the guardian Deity of the Ocean. The present shrine was rebuilt in 1976. This shrine provides good luck for couples or people who wish to make their love come true. You can write your wish on a pink Ema, the votive picture tablet that would make your wish come true, and hang it just like the photo above.♡
If you have a girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife, I strongly recommend going there together. Not just these shrines are very historical and interesting to see and bring good luck to you, but simply because they are just very romantic, with many couples coming to quietly wish good luck to their love. Walking around in these area will give you a lovely quiet time to have a talk with your beloved one.
You can also buy Japanese good luck charms (Omamori) to get even more luck to you!
Address: 2-6-15 Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Address: 2-3-8 Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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