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Hie Shrine

2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 100-0014, Japan
+81 3-3581-2471
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Ranked #11 of 74 Attractions in Chiyoda
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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337 reviews 337 reviews
165 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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
15 reviews 15 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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468 attraction reviews
1,010 helpful votes 1,010 helpful votes
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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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The shrine is surrounded by many trees and greenery which is so rare in Tokyo. Although it is a small shrine, it's a slice of heaven in a bustling city. The outdoor escalator to entrance is very helpful.

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Sao Paulo
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We stayed right besides this shrine, in the Capitol Tokyu Hotel and, therefore, walked through part of the shrine grounds almost daily. This place is specially live on weekends, when families go with their children wearing traditional clothes. I would say it is a nice place to visit if you are already in that area (Akasaka) or are visiting other... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This was a great place to walk through if you're already in the vicinity of the National Diet Building. It's just a few extra minutes walk and is a nice shrine with a few great photo opps.

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