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Hie Shrine

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Address: 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice surroundings

Great photo opportunities. A lot of children and adults wearing kimonos when we went. Beautiful gates in the stairs at the back

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Quebec City, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great photo opportunities. A lot of children and adults wearing kimonos when we went. Beautiful gates in the stairs at the back

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The shrine is located right by The Capitol Tokyu hotel. It is a great place to go to early in the morning if you have jet lag to get some fresh air and re-center. Just sit on the stairs and chill- at 6am, no one will bother you.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A historic shrine located in AKASAKA, Tokyo. The shrine set up as traditional wedding ceremony area for couples who need to celebrate their wedding. It is peace, quite and very traditional place for vusitors.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This structure was one of our last tours we took. It's really magnificent and reminds me of movies we've seen where many are training for martial arts in the main courtyard areas.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

... This one has got 3 distinctive features : the old steep wide stair approach (looked down it from the top), the "side door" multiple escalator ascent (the easy way up!), and the rustic narrow stair with red wooden canopy (at the rear of the shrine, out the right portal) ... and the way we went back down to street... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

On my first day in Tokyo, we were staying at the nearby Akasaka Excel Hotel, and I left early to explore the neighborhood. I stumbled across these very interesting narrow steps passing under many small torii gates and flags I could not read. Not having any idea what this was or where it led (I thought the signs probably said... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A peaceful place to contemplate. Worth a look to reflect on everything going on around us! Definitely worth a look.

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Thank MichaelG959
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Place was very tranquil. If you want time alone and meditate, then this is the place for you. Personally I went there to be able to see the several torii gates. Just be sure to be wearing comfortable shoes as you will be climbing a number of stairs. But all in all a very good and quiet place to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Worth the 20 minutes walk. Very quite place where touristes do not go, Wichita mâles it more attractive! Don't miss it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is not one of Tokyo's most spectacular shrines but it is worth a stop if you are in the neighbourhood. The steps leading to the shrine offer a very neat perspective. On Sunday, you may catch a glimpse of a wedding ceremony.

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