Hikawa Shrine, Omiya

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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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  • If you walk on a long approach in the days of leaking trees, any worries and stress will be blown away. A beautiful shrine with a sense of liberation. It was also a strange experience. Thank you very much.
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  • When I went to get a little red seal, i was worried about how far. The area around the crepe shop was the tail. The security guard said, "Maybe about two and a half hours wait", but the time when the gate closed was past, and i waited for two hours after all. On special days of commemoration, such as The Day of The Circle of Chi, candy can be received for 500 yen. It is usually 300 yen. It doesn't seem to be so crowded even on New Year's Day.
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  • I liked this place as it's not far from main station. it had a zoo and a big kid park. I spend an hour here reading a book and watching ppl :)
  • My special place in Saitama Japan. So many memories walking to and around the Shrine. I hope to see you again my energy spot.
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