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Hikawa Shrine, Saitama

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
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  • I was already in the neighborhood, but once in a while as a 1/2 wife and daughter just turned 3 years old and new year's day. Crowded but I went in the afternoon, but so far its not pray now. Throw in donations was too crowded like the Meiji Jingu Shrine, like without the calm, is glad to visitors.
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  • Every year I go to the shrine! The atmosphere and extends the spine and go out at night feeling! I have to let go from Saitama Prefecture so!
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  • Pass through the gate from the hikawa shrine and unseen Takigi Noh stage on the right side, on the left side there is a monument of the battleship Musashi. Coloured small gravel and paved, around the Middle, is a green shrouded shrines. Bridges and across on the pond and a short walk and cross in front of the great vermilion gate. At left you cleansed and pass through the gate are towers is a big tree on the left side. Front on right to the sale of prayer reception, various amulets and fortune. Various service fees are entitled to in the building of the shrine on the left side, from ¥ 5000. Toilet, drink vending machine in the waiting room. Was previously the ranking shrine, is a major Shinto shrine. Omiya Park in Saitama Omiya baseball stadium, soccer stadium, velodrome, small Zoo, enjoying seeing cherry blossom around the boat pond.
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  • Far away for the nearest train station, but a very nice place to visit... Need to walk around 30min.
  • 静かで、心落ち着く場所です。
  • Such occasions are very crowded. It is usually hungry. Depending on where the different degree of congestion. Always clean and exemplary place. Because there is no light spots like night or psychic? (Go to validation at your leisure, or a. )
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  • Templo de primeira.
  • It is a beautiful shrine. And welcoming environment, and of very very good. Don't let them think little walk downtown in Omiya is serene here. Settle down, now.
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