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Hie Shrine, Chiyoda

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Prayers for good business abound at Hie Shrine. This sanctuary in the middle of Chiyoda-ku is beautiful. Well worth a visit!  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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, ch...  more »
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  • When you step into this shrine, it is like you aren't even in Tokyo anymore. We had 11 days in Japan but we were on an extremely tight budget so we were unable to travel throughout the country as we wish we could have. It has always been my dream to see the Orange Gates in Kyoto. I was happy when I found this place after a lot of researching. It is quite a climb to get in, but it doesn't disappoint. This is a little hidden gem, I think!
  • A nice place to go while in the area. While getting calligraphy done for my book, the staff were super nice and gave me a present!
  • 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.
  • A very Tokyo shrine in the sense that it's located within buildings but it's super peaceful and serene. The only days in which it's really crowded are the first few days of January...
  • I was lucky enough to see a traditional wedding ceremony when I visited. Truly a blessed site with great views