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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 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank chatchawan2016
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank JayDingler
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank SeanitoGuapo
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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 

Thank AaronZOOM
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.

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!

Thank annemarieJ55
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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.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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