Kanahebisui Shrine

A shrine to pray for a thriving business and luck with money - it also has an established reputation for its wisteria

Kanahebisui Shrine is enshrined in the gateway to a deep valley called Kanahebizawa. It is a scared place for the faith in the water god. The object of worship here is the serpent. The shrine has now become a popular location thought to be flowing with mystical energy for answering prayers for thriving business, luck with money, protection against misfortune, recovery from illness, maritime safety and large catches of fish.

The grounds of the shrine are home to a wisteria trellis said to be 300 years old and a tree peony garden boasting a leading area of Tohoku at approximately 3,305 square meters. These delight the eyes of visitors in each season.

The Flower Festival and Spring Festival are held here in May. Wisteria, azaleas and tree peonies bloom in full glory beautifully. The Benzaiten Festival (Tanabata Hydrangea Festival) is held here on the first Sunday of every July. A statue of Benzaiten is unveiled at this time. The Fall Festival is held to give thanks for the harvest on the second Sunday of every October.

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Possible to visit 24 hours a day
●Approx. 25 minutes from Sendai Minami IC on the Tohoku Expressway
●Approx. 10 minutes from Sendai Kuko IC or approx. 15 minutes from Iwanuma IC on Sendai-Tobu Road
●Approx. 10 minutes by car from Iwanuma Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line
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