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Hie Shrine

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda 100-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice shrine in the concrete jungle

This is a nice shrine so close to Capitol Hotel Tokyu. It was such a good idea to check this out after long flight to Tokyo. It was a very peaceful place with several local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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860 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice shrine so close to Capitol Hotel Tokyu. It was such a good idea to check this out after long flight to Tokyo. It was a very peaceful place with several local people. Spritual.

Thank OZS969
Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hie shrine is a nice morning or evening area to visit. very peaceful. u even hv an escalator to go up partially to the shrine. it is not crowded except on festival days. a very good place to relax, chillout and reflect.

Thank CT T
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is lovely and picturesque. My 4 yr old enjoyed following me with the ritual face and hands wash and then praying at the temple. You can pick up some talisman and charms from the little shop. No food although a vending machine for drinks.

Thank Rainy78
Tokyo, Japan
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Tameike-sanno and Akasaka area, the shrine up on the hill is where you can enjoy traditional Japanese architectures and living culture. This place is surprisingly quiet in the busiest part of Tokyo so good for just resting, too. Use an escalator to ascend. Avoid new years time, it will be too crowded.

Thank luckyjenniek
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I did not actually go inside the shrine. I did not want to disturb those who were praying. So we stayed inside the shrine grounds to take pictures. When I came in late April, it was still quite beautiful. The sakura trees were still in bloom but not as much as they would have in March. It is a good... More 

Thank Audrey B
San Jose, California
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72 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A hidden Gem in the middle of the City, dont miss the Tori Path leading to the Shrine. It makes for an amazing photo opportunity as well as a just a great visit. The shrine is nice and if you are lucky to see a real wedding on a weekend it is most interesting.

Thank izakkapi
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

i found this temple because i saw the picture of it's hundreds red torii (gates) in the internet. it's not as much as the one in Fushimi inari in kyoto, but it's a beautiful temple in the hills. the atmosphere was so serene. i really enjoy my time there.

Thank Astari M
Tokyo and California
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68 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This shrine has a long history but somehow it looks modern and not so authentic. It's OK to visit if you're in the vicinity but don't bother if not.

Thank Shibuyakko
Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stumbled upon this shrine in Akasaka. Not too many people and it seems like it is more of a local shrine compared to some of the extremley visited tourists shrines. Be sure to venture to the back of the grounds to find a really cool stairway for great photos. No need to spend too much time here and IMO,... More 

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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Busy shrine visited mainly by locals. At the one side of the exit, there is an impressive view of the tori gates.

Thank liangjunl2016

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