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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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A shrine is a shrine is a shrine, but ....

... 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
SeanitoGuapo
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This shrine is very close to the Akasaka entertainment and is a nice place to stop by for an hour or so to see a traditional shrine. It is busy on the weekends with weddings and other ceremonies. If you are lucky, you will see local Japanese dressed up in kimonos and other traditional garb.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were lucky to visit on May 15. At 9am of every 15th of a month, the priests perform Shinto prayer with traditional gagaku music performance. It was very similar to the prayer at the Miyajima Itsukushima shrine. We were allowed to sit inside and watch the performance. It was also a good day for wedding and saw a wedding... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Weekend morning, you can see japanese traditional wedding ceremony. Bride wears special kimono. It's really beautiful

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The shrine open from 10-18hrs is located right in the Center. Either you take a break during business and lunch time or walk there from National Diet Building. It is nice and peaceful.

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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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