Hikawa -jinja is a Shinto shrine located in the Omiya district of Saitama City,Saitama Prefecture. It is the ｈeadquarters of all Hikawa-jinja throughout the Japan. According to a legend, the shrine was established in 473 . The legend tells us that Yamato Takeru who visited the shrine following directions of an old man who appeared in his dream when he injured his leg during his crusade to the East. After worshiping, he was able to stand on his own.