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Hie Shrine, Chiyoda
(4.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Find a place of spirituality in the center of the city during a visit to Hie Shrine. Established during the 14th century as part of a wider fort, the shrine was moved to its current location in the 17th century. Dedicated to the Tokugawa shoguns who led the country during the Edo era, the complex enshrines the rulers as "kami" (gods). Though destroyed during the bombing of Tokyo during World War II, the shrine has been redeveloped to match its original appearance, apart from an escalator that now takes weary workers up to pay their respects after a long day at the office. Put Hie Shrine and other Tokyo attractions into our Tokyo vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This year (2016) with visits to the HIE shrine Zodiac monkey because the sitting statue of zodiac signs and monkey. Standing statue of the monkey to the HIE shrine and kando, and will go to the shrine was enshrined God monkey statues on the left and right. Shrine this year of the Chinese Zodiac and quite popular, many precincts were worshippers. And staff was also the wedding happens to be done, so shrouded in glamorous atmosphere precincts. Consideration is indeed to the HIE shrine is near from the station to the ground en route to the location, convenient.
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  • I had visited the HIE shrine every time. You can back there a lot of Torii, a sacred atmosphere. It is a lovely shrine located in metropolitan.
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  • From tameike-Sanno station away. Are equipped with escalators and beautiful and I really appreciate the thought when, only up and down stairs is. It is a caution needed. Also happen to think that is the corporate fat Office and den and lingered at the checkout process. You can see the item if a little sideways shift of coming moves, looking back to the fertile belly all the way I rather than the GUI has been shoved... man, you do not blessings. I also looked at other posts, pray for the successful fulfillment of business there is. Thought is the self-interest of air, slowly azukarereba to the blessings of the year of the monkey, but was disappointed.
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  • Worth checking out. Historically important and super interesting as several escalators take you up the hill and the shrine is surrounded in large buildings. Recommend during sakura / cherry blossom season. Can take the buggy up the escalator, but must go down a kind of steep hill to get back down. I wouldn't say it's wheelchair accessible.. maybe if you hired a cab. Good to read up on shrine manners before going. A beautiful serene place that's been around for a while.
  • I was lucky enough to see a traditional wedding ceremony when I visited. Truly a blessed site with great views
  • Definitely worth checking it out. There is a looong escalator that will take you up the hill, if you aren't in the mood to climb the stairs.
  • Beautiful place. Absolutely no tourist whatsoever. Totally worth checking out.
  • It's certainly worth to have a look. One of the biggest shrines in Tokyo hosting one of the three biggest Buddhist festivals. Also, it's location is rather unique...!