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Hikawa Shrine, Saitama
(4.4/5 based on 220+ 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
  • December 10th is the tokaichi in Omiya hikawa shrine. A simple rake at the shrine selling nice pretty rake a lot too, so buy here every year. Are two small, 1,500 yen is ¥ 3,000 of blessings is likely.
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  • Saturday was 12/10 this year because im doing a daytime tokaichiba. It's too crowded. Back into the shrine lined with many shops, has lined up a small rake from the larger rakes. I worry how much to buy.
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  • Approach is very long, so attachment point is the bus? You might want to. Environment is very good.
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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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