Kanegasakigu Shrine

This shrine, famous for its Flower-Exchanging Festival held at the beginning of April each year, is popular as the shrine of love. Flower-Exchanging is thought to have begun around 1907. These days, the festival lasts 10 days and it is said that originally men and women who visited the shrine to see the cherry blossoms called out “Let’s exchange flowers.” to each other and exchanged small branches of blossoms to communicate their feelings.

Spot details

Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Kanegasakichou 1-4 map map Map
8:30-17:00 (may be slightly different)
open everyday
[Worship] Free
Parking Lot
Available (30spaces, bus 5spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (with morals)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Dedicated to princes of the southern court
    3.0 Reviewed : 2021.03.29
    This shrine, which was built after Meiji Restoration, is dedicated to two prices of Emperor Godaigo and other personages of the southern court. It is located on Mt. Kanegasaki, which is well known...
  • Delightful flower exchanging festival
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.04.20
    My wife and I were very fortunate to visit Tsuruga on a cruise in April 2018. The city should not be judged by the beauty of its buildings (it is quite industrial), but by the beauty of its people...
  • Better visit when the Sakura bloom
    4.0 Reviewed : 2016.11.27
    Nice and quiet with a very good view over Tsuruga bay. Seems to be a gorgeous place to see Sakura. Have heard its the place where girls come to pray for their loves.

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