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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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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