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. For Hikawa Shrine and beyond, use our Saitama trip planner to get the most from your Saitama vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Until hikawa Jinja shrine from the Saitama Shin-toshin station near Torii is a zelkova roadside trees road in about 2 km in length. Since summer, lush green leaves, shade and cool to go jogging or walking people are fine. So I start from the Super arena and to walk trot 5 kilometers. After praying at the shrine in the invigorating feeling from walking is pleasant. Shrine of the morning was rather quiet down, is a sacred space. And office hours of the priest, who passes by the maiden and priest in within the overlap. Zelkova trees towering in the precinct are nice, large tree will feel power. For your 親祭 this year, made at the end of October, 150 years of Emperor Meiji was increased planting of some. Is visited many times live local, but also good.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Du is in the middle of Omiya station buildings, residential healing, hikawa shrine. Step inside there is healing a quiet forest. Still not should be changed a few years ago is actually made. Currently, the 50-year-old, recently in nokyo-sho young travelers is thriving, is engaged in 30 years or so was good even on weekdays. You can also visit shrines located in Causeway warehouse around the shrines like.
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  • September 26, 2017
    Ōmiya, ōmiya, and could realize this place has casually call actually originated from this shrine (big shrine). Surrounded by large trees are long and thick, but not enough people.
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  • March 6, 2017
    Gorgeous shrine. A very local crowd!
  • November 30, 2016
    A nice little shrine but not comparable to what you can see in Tokyo 40 minutes away.
  • August 23, 2016
    Far away for the nearest train station, but a very nice place to visit... Need to walk around 30min.
  • June 26, 2017
    Is Musashi country Ichinomiya in the Meiji era Emperor's oconasaiwai beside the shrine. First Torii gate entrance (should be near Saitama Shin-toshin station) from approximately 2 km away from main. The Shrine precincts, vermilion gate, Kagura, the quaint main building, many are. There is much I don't think just sitting with the Saitama Prefecture's downtown "Omiya" at the solemn atmosphere.
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  • March 19, 2017
    Have a long approach. Free parking is located near the shrine can't walk, and be parked about 30 minutes on weekends and holidays. However, terribly bad choice of road or congestion in Omiya city, both struggled. A stately formality as the Wu ZAO Ichinomiya. Many visitors young and old. Feel the dating seems to be young people and loved by the locals. Pleasing his family on the day of. It might be more crowded when holidays or occasions. I think lowlanders envy to the great shrine.
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