In Japan, really there are a lot of Shrines(“Jinja”) exist.
I will introduce Oomiya Hikawa Shrine. Because the history of the erection is old, this shrine is every bit as good as the others.
It is erected about 2,400 years ago, and Oomiya Hikawa Shrine is the head temple of a Hikawa shrine where there are about 280 shrines in Saitama and Tokyo.
The first three days of the New Year(1/1～1/3), worshipers are more than 2 million people!!
There is a long avenue(about 2km!) to arrive to the entrance of the precincts of Oomiya Hikawa Shrine. You can watch beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.
When you go straight the precincts from the entrance, you can see the main shrine.
There are five sacred trees in the main shrine, and it is believed you can get more power of nature when you touch it and pray.
Elsewhere in the precincts, there is a pond and eight shrines are enshrined other than a main shrine.
Oomiya Hikawa Shrine is regarded as having divine favor in smooth human relations, and forming a connection with someone.
How about praying for the long relationship with your family and Japan?
Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct 5:30am-5:30pm
Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 6am-5pm
Entrance Fee: Free
1-407, Takahanacho,Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
■URL: http://musashiichinomiya-hikawa.or.jp/ (Only Japanese)
JR Oomiya station
15 minute walk from the East exit
8 minute drive using Taxi (about 730yen/ Max four person)
■Taxi reservation center: