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Hikawa Shrine, Saitama

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • I went to Omiya hikawa shrine. Carvings on both sides of the Causeway, this is great for a walk. Ahead of the long Causeway has quietly hikawa shrine. In the bright orange-red of the building environment is very beautiful, Nice.
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  • Is long Causeway from Omiya station East exit on foot surrounded by many trees, about a 15 minute walk to the shrine. And has over 2000 years of history, from the great Palace from Omiya said and heard. Not too big and companies are solemn, presence is outstanding. I think that is worth visiting once.
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  • peaceful place for couple and good stuff for loving belief. คู่รักที่อยากไปขอให้มีความสัมพันธ์ที่ยืนยาวกันไปนานๆแนะนำที่นี่ค่ะ บรรยากาศดี ดูสงบเงียบและโรแมนติกขลังไปอีกแบบ  more »
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  • Gorgeous shrine. A very local crowd!
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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