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Hikawa Shrine, Saitama

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Religious Site
Explore the sprawling complex of Hikawa Shrine, featuring many religious structures, set in rich greenery, and lacquered with red paint. Supposedly established in 473 BCE, during the reign of Emperor Kōshō, this ancient site has since been repaired and reconstructed various times, due to lightning strikes and other disasters. Once you enter through the tall, vermillion gate, you'll observe a handful of secondary shrines before coming across a serene pond. After crossing the pond's arcing bridge, you find the imposing Romon Gate and the entrance to the main shrine grounds. Bring your camera, as the site offers many photo opportunities. Hikawa Shrine is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Saitama Edition.
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  • If I went to the shrine on new year's day after Urawa direction except not doing it. I learned there not going around depending on the type of misfortune. The next day put their husbands in wife two Omiya hikawa shrine. There are yakuyoke much like do any good-luck charm here. That and fill out the form and wait in the waiting area, 30 to 40 minutes. Was crowded with new year's dawn, but at the same time is the charm of a lot of people and went surprisingly smoothly, a respectable Bill and talisman had. Can be together for people not there too! When writing a paper of which one I want to protect them from evil, or a little bit lost.
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  • Saitama Prefecture has been located in Omiya "Musashi-no-one Ice Palace shrine" in. And c. Japan torpedo have been moored at Yamashita Park, headquarters of the Kanto and the hikawa shrine, shrine's name originated from this shrine. That 10-minute walk from JR Omiya station first little is arriving two Torii. Longest Causeway and shrine is said to proceed from here, and pass through the third gate, barely into precincts. Hikawa shrine are scattered Ponds enclose a shrine, but also have grounds to lots of method, at the end. Like the shrine are rich in water. Passed to Red Gate and across the red arched bridge across one of the pond is away. Was fairly modest, compared to the flashy red arched bridge and gate the sanctuary without luxury. Overall size and formality I think impeccable shrine is against the flashy colors of the gate and arched bridge, felt the gap Spartan furnishings of the shrine.
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  • Walk 12-3-minute walk from Omiya station get on the approach. There are two red Torii and gravel spread before God shinkyo bridge the Red pond and pass through the Hall, a magnificent gate on your left and dance further back honden and haiden. I guess from Omiya station and takes about 17-20 minutes? Torii is actually should be there for the Saitama Shin-toshin station. Sure looks red Torii and the Saitama Shin-toshin station walk northward nakasen-do. From there I wonder if the 2.5 km long? I think walking, we arrive at the grounds in about 30 minutes. Around the shrine and that hikawa dumpling dumpling shop, warm this time of spring is in the adjacent Omiya Park Cherry Blossom Festival is abuzz. April 5-7, Township Flower Festival and enjoy moments of relax and Gagaku and chigo dance in dance.
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  • A nice little shrine but not comparable to what you can see in Tokyo 40 minutes away.
  • Far away for the nearest train station, but a very nice place to visit... Need to walk around 30min.
  • Wu ZAO shrine, worshippers at a shrine outside for the first time. Many of the people who cause long approach, many visitors even on weekdays. In many places have been maintenance management.
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  • Leading to the shrine. New years filled with paid customers. Not only pray, is also like walks.
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  • 多數觀光客不知的神社,但為日本冰川神社之總社。美的除了神社之外,在長長的,無車的樹蔭參道上散步很舒服。