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May 16, 2018
“Quiet Place”
Nov 8, 2018
“Small shrine ”
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1-10 Akagimotomachi, Shinjuku 162-0817, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
+81 3-3260-5071
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

If you are in the neighbourhood do pop in to see this small shrine. There is not much by way of grounds so it only took 10 mins to explore, so I wouldn’t suggest making a special trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Beautiful Akagi shrine by the famous Kenzo Tange is a charming shrine. Hidden from the street noise, it is very quite and serene, beautiful clean modern vibe. The stairs near the shrine will take you down an old street with pretty little houses, old Tokyo...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yoshiland
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This shrine is very quiet and very clean. If you want to make a wish without hurry, this is the best place. There is a nice cafe right next to the shrine. I ordered a cup of ice cream and a cup of tea. They...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nekonounchi
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Akagi shrine was renovated a few years ago, presumably generating a nice profit for its owners thanks to the residence that was built on its premises. It has lost its quaint atmosphere and the cafe where live music could be heard. It keeps its lantern...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Vincent D
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Behind the traditional torii is the completely renewed Shinto shrine by renowned architect Kuma Kengo. The main shrine is made of large glass wall, plain wood panels and yamato-buki steel roof. Attached to the shrine is a “mansion” and at its bottom is a restaurant...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ALangOntario
Reviewed December 15, 2016

if yoh have little children why not choosing this shirine for shichi go san blessing? or slowly, slowly walk around and enjoy, this nice shrine.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank F4023NZalbertos
Reviewed May 19, 2016

There are a number of shops in this area surrounding this peaceful shrine. I especially liked the glass windows looking into the shrine; those were unique and beautiful! I love this place because it's simple, calm, has all the traditional things you'd expect at a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank kjurek
Reviewed October 3, 2015

The shrine located in the heart of Kagurazaka where you can find many French related venues like Institut Français, French language book shop, cheese shop, restaurant or wine bars. This city used to hold so many geishas, you can find delicate mixture of old Japanese...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank fvkvko
Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was a little over Shrines but this was recommended so I went to spend an hour or so. It is peaceful and serene - plus the flowers and trees make it something special.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Siobhan O
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Shinjuku is very New York- busy, crowded and commercial. The Akagi Shrine is an oasis in the center of it all. Situated just one block off of the main drag, this quiet corridor is the real deal. A constant stream of worshippers visited the shrine...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around
the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in
Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a
photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old
Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this
day, and there are long-standing restaurants with
geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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