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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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+81 3-3431-0327
09:00 - 17:00
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A small oasis in Minato

I visited at night with colleagues who suggested an evening stroll to view the Cherry Blossoms. I enjoyed the temple, including the climbing the steep stairway -- but we found an... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Topsham, Maine
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Topsham, Maine
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I visited at night with colleagues who suggested an evening stroll to view the Cherry Blossoms. I enjoyed the temple, including the climbing the steep stairway -- but we found an elevator for the trip back down. Not a must see, but worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

Thank amasland
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The saying is the you climb the stairs up to the shrine for promotion in your job.. a nice climb rewards you with a tranquil shrine with some sakura trees and a koi pond. A great find in the centre of the city centre. There's also a sakura lined grove just a short walk from the shrine

Thank Gymrat76
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a hidden gem of Tokyo. A lovely shrine on top of a hill - dates back to 1603 and rebuilt in 1958. If climbing the "success stairs" looks too daunting, there is an elevator - if you are facing the stairs, walk down the street to your left and then turn first right. The laneway ends but on... More 

Thank Alex H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

after climbing all the stairs you are rewarded with a very nice tranquil place,i took the path down round the back what ended in a very nice old local estate

Thank anja g
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469 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Yesterday there was a festival at the shrine and the atmosphere was great. However, it is a small place with a very steep stairs. I do like the location of it - in the middle of skyscrapers. Awesome taiko drumming during the festival!

Thank Kasia Z
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This Shrine is best known for the crazy-high stairs that lead to it. However, there are actually at least two other ways to get to the shrine that doesn't involve dying - down the street by the small tunnel and using a side street. We came here at night and saw quite a lot of wildlife - a lot of... More 

Thank Alex P
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Atago Shrine is a little off on it's own which probably helps it to not be too busy as it is hidden away behind a bunch of towers and general business district. The main draw of the shrine is the famous stairway and the story that relates. The 'success stairs' are pretty steep and require some effort to get up,... More 

Thank Alan G
Tsukuba, Japan
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Atago Shrine in the center of Tokyo's business district near Toranomon is a Shinto shrine built in 1603 on the order of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Shogun of Edo district. The shrine is located on Atago Hill, which is 26 meters above sea level. The very steep stairs leading to the shrine are also famous, as they represent success... More 

Thank mabei0123
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty grab with as pond and shrine. All are nice but not different from similar attractions except that it is some 85 get above sea level making it there highest land within the city. Traditionally you get here by climbing one of two step staircases but there guidebooks fail to tell you you can both drive up... More 

Thank charlesgolden
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Climb the steep ancient staircase to find the Atago Shrine in tokyo Prefecture and you will find a very traditional Japanese experience. Built originally in 1603, this shrine still allows you to completely escape the feel of the city, within its midst. There is no charge to climb the stairs, walk the small garden, or view the temple and surrounding... More 

Thank Brian C

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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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