Fukagawa Shrine - Hokkaido

Fukagawa Shrine (深川神社) is the main shrine of Fukagawa City. It is also a prefectural shrine with a history dating back to 1892. The shrine is located at 6-4-10 Fukagawa City in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Fukagawa Shrine

Fukagawa Shrine details

According to historical records, Shinshuura Norisuke built a small shrine on the current precincts.  A year later, another shrine was built in the village to enshrine Okuninushi no Okami and Emperor Jinmu. This shrine was moved to Nakacho 3-4 home in 1909 and a year later the main hall and worship hall was built at the current location. 

Fukagawa Shrine - Fukagawa City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Fukagawa Shrine was promoted as a village shrine on September 8, 1924, and then into a prefectural shrine on August 1941. The shrine celebrates its annual holiday on August 20th.

Fukagawa Shrine main torii


Fukagawa Shrine temizu


Takeshiro Ura Honoring Monument

At present, Fukagawa Shrine has a Taisha-style architectural design. It has a total shrine area of 331.6 square meters and a total precinct area of 22,219.3 square meters. The shrine serves around 3,300 households. 

Fukagawa Shrine un-gyō

Fukagawa Shrine a-gyō

Fukagawa Shrine komainu

Fukagawa Shrine 2nd torii

Fukagawa Shrine main hall

奉納 - Dedication / Offering
奉納 - Dedication / Offering

It currently enshrines the following deities:

Emperor Jinmu, Okuninushi Mikoto, Amaterasu Omikami, Toyoukehime no Kami, Ookunitama no Kami.

Fukagawasoma Shrine (深川相馬神社)

Fukagawasoma Shrine (深川相馬神社)

Fukagawasoma Shrine horse statue

Fukagawasoma Shrine temizu

My family and I first visited Fukagawa Shrine on August 6, 2022, which was my 278th day in Japan as an ALT through the JET Programme. We went to pay our respects and to pray for a safe trip during our visit to the city. 

Fukagawa Shrine Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter and explore Fukagawa Shrine.

Fukagawa Shrine Operating Hours

Fukagawa Shrine office is open from 9AM to 4PM for those who need services. Regardless, if you just want to visit, the shrine grounds are open 24/7

Why visit Fukagawa Shrine?

Fukagawa Shrine is the main shrine of Fukagawa City. It serves most of the households in the city. Visitors come over to offer prayers for success and safety and also to pay respects. In my own belief, I get to make a wish whenever I visit a shrine for the first time. In that way, that makes me excited to visit all shrines in the prefecture. It's also a must-visit if you collect goshuin.

Getting to Fukagawa Shrine:

From Asahikawa JR Station, ride the JR Lilac Kamui train to Fukagawa Station. From there, the shrine is 1.1 kilometers away. 

Train Fare: 1910 yen
Travel Time: 32 minutes




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  1. I would like to see Fukagawa Shrine in winter.

    1. Me too. However, I'm afraid to drive in winter. Hopefully I get to visit it this winter.


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