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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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  • Very quiet and not crowded place (only on weekend more people) , not must see but if you are nearby you should see it  more »
  • I was surprised to walk on the long straight entrance path to the shrine. The area is wide and there are several smaller shrines apart from the main one. The nearest JR station is Ohmiya and it takes ...  more »
  • very peaceful and kindness place, where do you have the chance to see how japanese people pray and deal with their costumes.  more »
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  • A nice little shrine but not comparable to what you can see in Tokyo 40 minutes away.
  • Gorgeous shrine. A very local crowd!
  • Far away for the nearest train station, but a very nice place to visit... Need to walk around 30min.
  • 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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  • 20 minutes walk from Omiya station a lively downtown area, and opens up a lush Grove of Grove. Is where Musashi country Ichinomiya. Was not particularly festive holiday break visitor, had a long line into especially nokyo-sho.
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