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Hie Shrine, Chiyoda

(4.2/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Different world surrounded by a mysterious silence and go in to be in the midst of the city to Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto. From the red-light district of Akasaka, so public transportation is good. It's a shrine when equipped escalators have a long staircase, friendly to the elderly. You can enjoy different shrine is crowded, but on weekdays.
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  • I went to the shrine. Rest assured from subway tameike-Sanno station, those with weak legs escalator also equipped. However, the back stairs is kinda lame. New year's day atmosphere is good and service bills. When close to Akasaka-Mitsuke, procrastination can be visited.
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  • The Capitol Hotel Tokyu stay when I worship. Very close from the hotel, had always worshiped from the window of the hotel room, I tried carrying feet. Blessings is a likely spot.
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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
  • We were there on the perfect day. 7-5-3 children's celebration and a wedding.
  • 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.
  • 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...!