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Hikawa Shrine, Saitama

(4.4/5 based on 260+ 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
TripAdvisor
  • New year's holiday was great who is taken for granted. It was a place I visited, but was soon surrounded by nature but next time I want to go slowly.
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  • Little Sando is a dark feeling. But there are many people who have run in the summer, cold in the winter, scene. Evening is a little creepy, but cool during the day if the perfect is after-dinner walk-(-́ω '-)
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  • Musashino country one of hikawa shrine. It is a shrine to feel full of greenery and history. And lots of turtles in the pond, even children can enjoy. Thatch annual celebrations of jumping through hoops, tokamachi, loved by people in the area, there is an event. Parking is also free! Don't forget to stop by at the dumpling shop in Omotesando!
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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。