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Hie Shrine

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Isa M
Paris, France
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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303 helpful votes 303 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.