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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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  • A hidden Gem in the middle of the City, dont miss the Tori Path leading to the Shrine. It makes for an amazing photo opportunity as well as a just a great visit. The shrine is nice and if you are luck...  more »
  • Is a Shinto shrine of first-class towering majestically behind the prime location in the center of the Prime Minister's Office. You can descend down through the Woods in the middle of the right hand exit hissoriing and Boardwalk, dense.
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  • In the Shinto shrine in Nagata-Cho, Chiyoda-ku, enshrines Oyama spokesmen God. Area is the area becomes the nerve center of the nation and Parliament and Prime Minister's Office. And enshrines the God of Mt. Hiei "Sanno" in this shrine, the country named Japan. Political officials and area businessmen visited shrine in the early morning hours, weekends are crowded with people of baby and wedding.
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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...!