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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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Impressive shrine on top of a hill

The stairs leading up to the shrine looked impressive. Fortunately, there was also an escalator. The shrine is pretty. There was some sort of ceremony going on when I was there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
StefanHaeger
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The stairs leading up to the shrine looked impressive. Fortunately, there was also an escalator. The shrine is pretty. There was some sort of ceremony going on when I was there, which made the visit exciting. Not everybody can expect to be that fortunate, I'm afraid.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Busy Shrine but the grounds and temple are very pretty. There is also a stairway lined with red dori's

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tips : - Explore the surrounding - Don't focus on the shire - Many secret spot that you need to discover here The place is small but wonderful, try to explore and you'll found it's true beauty.

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Thank Aiken K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a trendy Mochi ice cream place, which was closed. :/ Luckily we saw a shrine close by on the map. It was the Hie-Jinja Shrine. As soon as we went up the small hill, it was like we stepped back in time and out of the city all together. The shrine stood majestically and induced a... More 

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Thank Joseph T
Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great photo opportunities. A lot of children and adults wearing kimonos when we went. Beautiful gates in the stairs at the back

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The shrine is located right by The Capitol Tokyu hotel. It is a great place to go to early in the morning if you have jet lag to get some fresh air and re-center. Just sit on the stairs and chill- at 6am, no one will bother you.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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 

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