Akagi Shrine
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Neighborhood: 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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  • Hina_333o
    Tokyo, Japan928 contributions
    お洒落で今どきな感じに生まれ変わった神社
    神楽坂駅から近くの場所にある神社です。 数年前に新しくなり、重々しい昔からの神社感が一切無くなり、ガラス張りだったりとてもモダンな雰囲気になりました。晴れた日は、ここを散歩して隣にある赤城カフェで一息つくと気持ちよいです。
    Written April 23, 2020
  • 嶋村吉洋@塾経営
    Tokyo Prefecture, Japan78 contributions
    神楽坂駅の人気のお洒落なスポットでもあり、商売の神様が宿っている神社でもある。
    毎年、初詣として赤城神社へ参拝していました。 今年は流行病の関係もあり、12月に前倒しで参拝することに。 事業をしているので、商売の神様もいらっしゃるし、妻と良縁を願い、縁結びの神様にも祈りにいきました。 神社の周りがお洒落に作られており、若い人たちも人気のスポットです。 散歩としても十分に楽しめる場所です。
    Written December 23, 2020
  • DoubleO7
    Sakura, Japan4,434 contributions
    新宿山ノ手七福神の参拝前に
    2009年から続けているお正月恒例の七福神巡りですが今年は1月13日の成人の日に新宿山ノ手七福神に参りました。まず善国寺(毘沙門天)に参拝すべく東京メトロ東西線の神楽坂駅で下車して神楽坂通りに出ました。するとすぐ左手に赤城神社の参道がありました。多くの人出につられるように赤城神社に向かいます。赤い大きな鳥居がお正月の華やかさを醸し出します。露店も出ています。石段上の境内中央奥に建つ社殿はモダンな造りです。一対の狛犬もシンプルな四角柱の上に鎮座し社殿にマッチしています。成人式の晴れ着姿の女性も含め境内には若い世代の参拝客が目立ちました。社殿のすぐ左に蛍雪天神があり受験生に人気です。御朱印は1月15日までは書き置きのみ、今回は七福神巡りですので次回改めてということにしました。
    Written January 15, 2020
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Dr. Shibuyakko
Tokyo and California36,773 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not a touristy shrine in a great district of Kagurazaka where you'll find many unique shops and restaurants.
Written March 28, 2019
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Mina H
176 contributions
Jan 2019
A local and popular shrine has breathtaking fashionable and modern shape designed by famous architect Kengo Kuma, who worked on the National May Stadium for 2020 Olympic & Paralympic games, as well as many other outstanding museums and landmark buildings. Fortune charms in different colors may be a perfect souvenir for you and yours.
Written February 14, 2019
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK1,836 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
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.
Written November 8, 2018
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Yoshiland
Tel Aviv, Israel108 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 style.
Written August 15, 2018
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Ahmah L
Ontario116 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 and gallery space called Akagi Café. The shrine is located at the top of an open slope in Kagurazaka. Simplicity and serenity is what the shrine offers.
Written April 11, 2017
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F4023NZalbertos
takaratsuka city hyogo japan238 contributions
Oct 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.
Written December 15, 2016
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kjurek
Orlando, FL491 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
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 good-quality shrine, like the water purification ritual, and also because I went here with a very special friend of mine.
Written May 20, 2016
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にここ
Tokyo, Japan38 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
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 and French culture here.

Kuma Kengo designed shrine very modern and sophisticated. It's worth visit if you are in town. You can meditate and have time talking to yourself. One of the uniquest points about this place is they have cafe inside.

Also every time I've been here, sun shine is too intense. Highly recommend bring your sun glasses.
Written October 4, 2015
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Siobhan O
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
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.
Written August 12, 2015
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Dr. Shibuyakko
Tokyo and California36,773 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
It's a small neighborhood shrine in Kagurazaka. If you're in the area, stop by but not worth your time to visit otherwise.
Written December 26, 2014
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