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Hie Shrine, Chiyoda

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. Plan your Hie Shrine visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tokyo using our Tokyo holiday builder website .
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  • This Shrine is set on a big tall hill and cannot be seen from the street. It was rebuilt after WWII and is beautiful. The site is historic and significant. If you have bad knees, you can take a taxi u...  more »
  • Ancient Shinto Temple of the 8th century. According to the tradition brings luck for business, family and finding a partner, the temple that protects against bad luck and the competencia(así son de superticiosos los japoneses) there is no better place to learn about Japanese culture, which the temples dedicated to their gods.
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  • Tour with Tokyo 10th company in Temple of the HIE shrine, came to participate in the tour, 753, stayed. Many places beside the shrine and statues of the monkey, said the use of HIE, here with husband and wife come why temple there, came why.
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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!
  • Great shrine to visit! It's definitely not as well known as Sensoji or Meiji Jingu. However, the Hie Shrine has a path with torii gates and it's a great place for pictures. Recommended to check out!
  • A nice quiet shrine in the middle of Downtown Tokyo. Very close to the Prime Minister's resident. Walking distance to Akasaka Mitsuke station.
  • 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!
  • Peaceful & beautiful shrine. A wonderful oasis of tanquility in bustling Tokyo.

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