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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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It's been said by the other reviewers that this is a strange even by Japanese ideas. Set in the middle of a busy business district it all feels too modern. Lovely walk up the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter H
Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been said by the other reviewers that this is a strange even by Japanese ideas. Set in the middle of a busy business district it all feels too modern. Lovely walk up the steps and in some ways the best part. That transition from one area to another. Great to see if you are passing but much better Shrines... More 

Thank Peter H
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

To be honest, this place failed to impress. Some of the architecture were too modern and didn't have much cultural tastes. The only interesting part was the red gate, which we were lucky enough to snap quite a few pictures without anyone else around.

Thank Goomba81
Exeter, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This shrine is lovely. We stayed in akasaka and on our way to visiting the Meiji shrine came across this. It is a nice shrine to look around and very peaceful. Not very big so doesn't need a lot of time.

Thank pixiecham
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a nice walk from ANA Intercontinental Hotel. It is open from 6 am so it was a perfect morning walk to get over jet lag with a cup of coffee. The red gate that lead up to the shrine was breathtaking.

Thank liliha2015
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the calmness at the shrine, totally worth climbing up the more than 40 steps to reach the entrance, there is an escalator but part of the fun comes from walking the steps and stopping to take photos. The steps are made of multiples torii and the effect on the photos were stunning. Visit in the morning for the peaceful... More 

Thank savvy8200
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stayed at Capitol Hotel Tokyu, and stumbled upon Hie on our first trip out. Hidden in a pocket near Akasaka, you will not find this shrine crawling with tourist crowds as you will at many others this size in and around Tokyo. Surrounded by well kept gardens. Will not wow you like Asakusa with its stories-tall temple, but highly... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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

Thank muzzmashe
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Michael M
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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.

Thank KimbaDDS

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