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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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Very Nice Shrine Complex

This is a quite spacious shrine with beautiful and big buildings. Do not forget to ring the bell and clap your hands twice when asking to have your prayers heard. The monks are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

gorgeous and peaceful is the only thing i can say about this very interesting shrine - just wandered onto it and don't know even what it was for or what religion it represented but felt the peace and spirituality as soon as we walked up the stepts

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A must see especially if you don't get a chance to visit Kyoto. A beautiful temple right in the middle of the centre of Tokyo's political and business worlds. The temples and the temple grounds are all beautifully well kept and there are a couple of things that I wasn't planning to see while I was there, like a couple... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a 500 years old shrine which was built to protect the Imperial Palace from the "Kimon"(Devil's gate) when it was Edo Castle where the Shogun lived. It is not as large as Meiji shrine but it is a beautiful shrine which you should see if you are in the area. The red gate similar to Fushimi Inari in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We attended a service here. Fascinating. The ceremonialism was incredible. So different from anything else we had ever seen.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were walking in the area and decided to go into this Shrine. It took 25 minutes for the whole trip and it was nice. There is an escalator going up.

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Evergem - Ertvelde
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a quite spacious shrine with beautiful and big buildings. Do not forget to ring the bell and clap your hands twice when asking to have your prayers heard. The monks are still maintaining this site. Be aware : taking pictures inside a building is not allowed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

At the head of a busy intersection in Akasaka is a torii with a long Stine stairway. Luckily, modern technology is present with an escalator leading up to the shrine. Enter the serene garden with the monkey guardian statues protecting the temple. Enjoyed experiencing the traditional Japan in the middle of a busy city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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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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