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Hie Shrine

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Address: 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3581-2471

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A beautiful, well maintained shrine tucked away in the heart of Akasaka within easy walking distance of many hotels and the Metro stop. On a late April Monday morning it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A beautiful, well maintained shrine tucked away in the heart of Akasaka within easy walking distance of many hotels and the Metro stop. On a late April Monday morning it was totally bereft of tourists. Not sure what it is like on weekends but it is not high on the list of tourist sights which is surprising because it's definitely... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Shrine, tucked in the middle of Tokyo. i went there in the summer and, seeing old cherry trees and wisterias, could imagine how beautiful the place must be in early april, during the cherry blossom season.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Having such a beautiful place in the city makes a coffee break a wonderful experience. Within an easy walk of the business area, its worth a short visit and some reflection.

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Tokyo
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It takes 5minutes from Akasaka Mitsuke metro station. The Shrine is on the hill. There is an escalator at the second Torii, the gate, from the station on the Sanno intersection. The wisteria flowers is beautiful now!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

This Shinto shrine is close to the governmental section of Tokyo near all the embassies and the Intercontinental ANA. Nice to go early morning hardly anyone there. Learn more about its history to appreciate it more. Nice place to visit and costs nothing.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Close to The Capitol hotel. This traditional Japanese Santuary situated in Nagato cho district. Like: tradition, spirituality, history. Unlike: quite busy.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Hie shrine is a decently large shrine near Akasaka. There's nothing too special about the shrine itself. It has some cool statues and the grounds are nice. The escalators that go up to the shrine (up only) from Sotobori Doori are an impressive feat of engineering. My favorite part of the shrine though are the two older staircases. One comes... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As the shrine was a famous one in Tokyo and it's only a 5-minute walk from our hotel, we visited briefly on our last day of stay. First we were surprised that it has escalator all the way from the street level to the shrine and it's well maintained. Then, the shrine was historical with over 400 years before renovation.... More 

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Close to the Capitol hotel Tokyu this is a peaceful place of pray and reflection. There are no throngs of tourists . It is simply beautiful and very quiet . One can sit and reflect. The path from the hotel is a botanical wonder.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is not Asakusa, and while it is a tourist site it's also a place where people go to pray. If you're looking for a tranquil experience at a beautiful Japanese shrine I would highly recommend this place. You're not going to spend more than 30 minutes (maximum) here but the architecture is beautiful and the experience is real. Prior... More 

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