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Atago Shrine

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 1-5-3 Shiba, Atago-machi, Minato 105-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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A tranquil and ancient shrine

Atago Shrine ls accessed by an impressive set of steps but it is well worth the effort it is so tranquil and so ancient that you feel the history of the the place at every step... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 15, 2015
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

Atago Shrine ls accessed by an impressive set of steps but it is well worth the effort it is so tranquil and so ancient that you feel the history of the the place at every step. The real Japan in the heart of the city

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

I visited this lovely little shrine (dating from 1603) whilst staying at the Celestine Hotel as it was walking distance (about 30 minutes) away and I liked the history and the story of the Samurai... Legend has it that a young ambitious Samurai climbed the steps on horseback (a truly dangerous feat) to deliver plum blossoms to the Shogun Tokugawa... More 

1 Thank Roberts69
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

Accessed from a raised wooden walkway accessed from behind Atago Green Hills building or via an outdoor glass elevator. Atago-jinja shrine is the closest Shinto shrine to our home in Tokyo. Shinto (神道) is the indigenous relegion to Japan and the Japanese people. LIke many temples and shrines in Tokyo I find Atago shrine an escape from the urban jungle... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Atago Shrine is special to me because I've visited it twice during the snow, when it is exceptionally beautiful and peaceful. The steep stairs leading up to the shrine are quite a climb, but worth the experience. I've been told that it is good luck to climb the stairs without stopping, so pace yourself. (There is also an elevator and... More 

3 Thank ClarkParkerTokyo
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Although I was on this hill for another attraction (NHK Museum - check it out!) the Atago Shrine is certainly worth your time! We were there around midday and surprised by the number of Japanese "Salaryman" visitors, that approached the Temple, said something (a prayer..?) CLAPPED their hands twice and threw coins! The Temple is known for it's location on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Not numerous but enough many cherry trees enjoyable at quiet atmosphere. Atago Shrine or Atago Hill is famous for two issues. Climbing steep stone steps by horse at Edo era by Heikuro Magaki and also first radio broadcasting in Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

climb the 81 stairs to a blissful place in the middle of the city. amazingly peaceful... feed the fish... enjoy the chirping of the birds... it's awesome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

It's unique as it is located in the city, and you will have to climb up a long flight of staircase before reaching the shrine which is on top of the hill. There's a pond which is quite big, and you could see many fishes inside the pond. You could buy some fish food and feed them - you'll see... More 

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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