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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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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