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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  • On the day of the dog came in the azalea. Is a large shrine to represent, but also the prayer of smooth and very good.
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  • Every year, children and setsubun Festival! Demon's allocation and real? Believe real children (laughs) bean-throwing ceremony takes place three times (sweet Maki) is mobbed with a fine, but children are put in the fence so good can get.
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  • I like the approach. On a warm day for a walk should partly. By the way, fortune always recede this year often tried to pull. What was the fortune of "flat". It seems to be a rare fortune quite unsurprising. Come try!
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  • I went there during 357 festival (female kid age 357 celebration) so happening there. A harmony and sacred place.
  • A very beautiful place within the park and it is also great for photography.
  • Nice place close from Omiya station. Good walk way from Saitamashintoshin side. Good place for kids. Not crowded on Sundays.
  • A nice little shrine but not comparable to what you can see in Tokyo 40 minutes away.
  • Gorgeous shrine. A very local crowd!

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