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Hie Shrine, Chiyoda

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#10 of 523 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Historic Site Religious Site
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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  • Against the backdrop of the famous shrine of your name. In the meantime I was unaware of this, I thought it was going to go just like watching a movie. A scene of the animation was new, something Bonnie
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  • Lovely Buddhist temple /shrine that wasn't busy at all when we were there. There are steps leading up from the main road or you can take the escalators...! Beautiful temple/ shrine with some lovey art...  more »
  • In the precincts of the shrine, firmly maintain the monkey couple. In the company business is to succeed the business is so, so come to pray. And, installed lift from the bottom of the shrine, so kindly lower entrance by car, there is a cafe in old EQ is safe with. Well, cited the wedding couple. Small, venerable, is a landmark of the Akasaka.
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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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