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Hie Shrine

Address: 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3581-2471
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Ranked #10 of 79 Attractions in Chiyoda
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Hong Kong
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Canberra, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Located just behind the Capital Hotel Tokyu, and accessed up a long set of 'Kung Fu Panda' stairs, the shrine is a small area of tranquility within the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. It is only small, and some areas are not accessible to the public, but it was a great place to stop and eat my lunch and take... More 

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Washington, DC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My 12 year old son visited the shrine since we were staying in Akasaka. What surprised us was that the front gate had an escalator to the top. The back entrance had a nice set of arches leading down to the street level. Not a destination but nice shrine to stop by.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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179 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I was amazed with the nice stairs that you can take from the street to the shrine: each step have one red gate and the many gates together give you a very special view and felling. The shrine also is very nice and have many nice statues and views.

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Beijing, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Just behind the office of the Prime Minister and Diet Members, this shrine is a hidden treat for the eyes. On weekends, it is often the place for wedding parties to visit in traditional Japanese clothes; on week day mornings, one catch Japanese 'office ladies' and 'salary man' bowing here on their way to the office.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Worth a visit if you're nearby, though I wouldn't make a long journey for it. Pretty corridor leading up to it from the main road running past it. Worth noting as much as the shrine itself is the big gate on the main road leading to it.

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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

This small shrine wouldn't stand comparison to some of the grander shrines in Japan. However it is still a lovely, relatively quiet and tourist free, medium sized shrine, with attached hotel, in downtown Tokyo. Definitely worth a visit if you haven't had shrine overload elsewhere, but do make use of the escalators from street level to save the legs.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I spent an hour here one weekday during lunchtime and it was fascinating. Its in a really unusual area, tucked away behind all the government buildings and not a single signpost around, so you do have to rely on maps to get here. After a steep climb of 50 or so steps you get into the grounds of the shrine.... More 

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