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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  • I visit as I had walked in front of the station almost East exit Omiya station was used well before it had regarding the title. Since the encounter so long for the old and the new approach is leaving the station, head East on route is easy to understand. If you stuck with the left and North Gate comes into view. Truly Musashi country Ichinomiya, big no's. It is a nice atmosphere. Who I visit, people walk because each is a decent crowd little lonely I feel. It might be professed that filled approach even wider environment. Nice nice too distant shrine near the shrine it is.
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  • Sando, Jr, from Omiya station No. 1 seems close. Takes time, but you may also be from the Torii shrine, located 10 minutes ' walk from Saitama Shin-toshin station. Restaurants, rest now for a nice walk along the way.
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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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  • 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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