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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  •  In early October, the hikawa shrine from walking over to the hikawa Jinja. After 3 in the afternoon, followed constantly by worshippers. Hikawa shrine is high school feels like Deus Ex Machina, has visited the four seasons. The recently established around the grounds and Woods on the other side of the main shrine, uncluttered feel. That can go in the spring called the snake didn't know was from the old pond pond. But fond of feeling a mysterious old hikawa shrine is surrounded by thick Woods. Many people's best approach is to walk around, Japan's longest running. Long is an oasis of hikawa shrine seasons the show faces several times a day.
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  • I walked from where the Wu ZAO 1 hikawa shrine, nice pitching. You can rest, and benches on both sides of the road. Ichinomiya, good staff. During the Festival the next day and was flapping in the preparation but nothing wants to come slowly.
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  • Enjoy views of the seasons from the Kyu-Nakasendo Road. Small shops and public facilities in the head note terrace walk. The finale was hikawa shrine and large Torii gate. Considerably through the long walk from the boat pond Tobu line Omiya Park happy station. This is a laid-back holiday stroll.
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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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