Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine has a history of more than 2000 years
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, which is said to have a history of more than 2000 years, is the grand head shrine
of the Hikawa shrines in the Kanto region, and many worshipers gather here for hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the year)
Traditional festivals are held every season, especially an annual open air market“Tokamachi” held on Dec 10
that the venue is filled with sparkling “Kumade” rakes… and stalls, which is a gorgeous day.
And Takigi Noh (firelight noh performance) is also famous which is held in late of May every year.
Also, it will be fun to stop by a Japanese restaurant or rice dumpling shop located along the approach road
that is about 2 km from Hikawa Shrine Shrine.
Admission Fee Free
・Spring/Autumn (March/April/September/October): 5:30 – 17:30
・Summer (May – August): 5:00 – 18:00
・Winter (November – February): 6:00 – 16:30
Address 1-407 Takahana-cho, Omiya-ku,Saitama-shi
・15 minutes on foot from Omiya-koen Station on the Tobu Urban Park Line
・20 minutes on foot from Omiya Station
20 minutes from Iwatsuki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Official site http://musashiichinomiya-hikawa.or.jp/