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Hie Shrine, Chiyoda
(4.2/5 based on 340+ 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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  • Is a Shinto shrine located in the city center, on a large site. Also because it is located the escalators installed movement is weak it is safe.
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  • Great photo opportunities. A lot of children and adults wearing kimonos when we went. Beautiful gates in the stairs at the back 
  • I went to the shrine. The river flowed slowly, in part, were still under construction, but when. Fortune luck was so happy.
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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...!