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Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine

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Address: 1-407 Takahanacho, Omiyaku, Saitama 330-0803, Saitama Prefecture
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Very busy attraction many peple

Lots of activity to watch here with a wedding and birth celebrations going on. Lovely place to walk around and take photos plus out back there is a beautiful river ad bridge to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Lots of activity to watch here with a wedding and birth celebrations going on. Lovely place to walk around and take photos plus out back there is a beautiful river ad bridge to see.

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越谷市
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (武蔵一宮氷川神社, Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Jinja) is a popular shrine in Saitama City, a 20-30 minute walk from Omiya Station. As its name suggests ("Musashi Ichinomiya" literally means "top shrine of Musashi"), this shrine used to be the head Shinto shrine of former Musashi Province, which covered present day Greater Tokyo, including large parts of Saitama Prefecture.... More 

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Fremont, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I will admit I learned more than the average tourist due to my translator assigned to me from the company I was there to train. Having someone that has some knowledge and can translate is a major bonus. This shrine was very busy and I would guess there are guided tours. If not, I found the school age kids very... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is very historical place. There are beautiful shinto building and very big tree. Begin of April, A lots of cherry blossom blooming. Many Japanese people doing Ohanmi this time. I recommended this place for running and walking.

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Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I got married here - my son had his 'name-giving' ceremony here - we visit here every new year for our annual blessing. The staff and priests are all very helpful and kind and made every event a special occasion for us. It's scenic beauty is magnificent all year round - especially in autumn and during the... More 

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Tsukuba, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Shrine has a long approach path that has row of trees. It has a beautiful view and atomosphere. I visited in the middle of January, a lot of people were praying for new year's happiness.

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