Hikawa Shrine

Hikawa Shrine

Hikawa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Susanoo no Mikoto ( the god of bravery and marriage ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Hikawa Shrine
"武蔵一宮氷川神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-407, Takahanacho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県さいたま市大宮区高鼻町1-407" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute walk from Kita-Omiya Station on the Tobu-Noda Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 048-641-0137

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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