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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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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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honolulu
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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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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3581-2471
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Akasaka / Roppongi

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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.
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