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Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine

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Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine

439 Reviews
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1-407 Takahanacho, Omiya-Ku, Saitama 330-0803 Saitama Prefecture
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Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Have you heard about the Kinchakuda Higanbana Fields? There are numerous spots perfect for seeing autumn leaves, and you shouldn’t miss the chance to view the fiery red Higanbana which are also called red spider lily in English.<br>You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Saitama famous for its "Bonsai"? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Did you know Hikawa Shrine has a history of 1,500 years and five deities are enshrined? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Saitama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
$479.17 per adult
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LizzyHo wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore293 contributions111 helpful votes
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Since we’re staying in Omiya over New Year, we decided to follow what the locals do, visiting the shrine! It wasn’t difficult to find especially all we need to do was just to follow the human flow. As we near the shrine, there are rows of stalls leading up to the entrance, mainly selling food. Because of the crowd, we just had a quick walk through the compound and left.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Marguerita T wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore238 contributions158 helpful votes
In the midst of a concrete Omiya, embarking on the 2km, tranquil tree-lined route towards Hikawa Shrine was truly a lovely journey of peace and reflection. And in autumn in late Nov, the tree colors were a sight to behold. Two tori gates marked the head and end of the route. The shrine complex is huge but understated. There's a water trough upfront for visitors to "purify" oneself before entering the compound) You can get instructions at the tourist booth at Omiya mall when you come out of the train station. An extra perk for us was that many families were celebrating the 753 festival in which 5yro boys and 3 & 7yro girls were dressed in their formal kimono best to celebrate their rte of passage.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mark T wrote a review Nov 2019
Ageo, Japan247 contributions28 helpful votes
It is located far from Omiya station(1.6km, 1 mile) .If you can, please walk to the shrine.You can see very vibrant streets.After a couple of blocks, it is very quiet and holy approach to the shrine.You can see two torii gates.Then,you will meet main shrine.You may throw some Japanese coins and pray.If you are in the Omiya area, please visit here.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Novia Andriyani wrote a review May 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia194 contributions13 helpful votes
Omiya hikawa jinja is the greatest Hikawa jinja in Kanto area. the complex of this shrine is absolutely cool. start from big tori (gate) and small way with a lot of trees. it looks like you visited Meiji Jingu in Tokyo. if you have some free time, you can visit Omiya park which placed behind the shrine
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Date of experience: May 2019
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kaz L wrote a review Jan 2019
Saitama, Japan99 contributions9 helpful votes
nice to walk the longest promenade to the shrine with so old trees. There are always fun to enjoy even you do not like Shintoism. Last time excellent chrysanthemum pots were displayed, sometimes you would watch see the Japanese old customs, life events, like parents pray for their baby and children's happiness, wellness.  
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Date of experience: November 2018
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