One of Japan’s oldest shrines at over 2,400 years old, it also contributed its name to the Omiya region here.
Also referred to as Musashi Ichinomiya, it is the parish of many from the Kanto area, with throngs of worshipers visiting for the New Year.
In fact, there are over 280 shrines named Hikawa Shrine, predominantly found in Omiya and parts of Saitama, as well as Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefectures.
The principal buildings and the two-storied gate were built in 1940 to make the shrine suitable for imperial visits.
Address1-407 Takahana-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama Prefecture