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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Right in the center of the city, the shrine is wonderfully located on an elevated area with steps leading up to the shrine from the main road. The shrine is one of the oldest and a highly respected pl...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Nagata-Cho. Here is magnificent and graceful air flowing. God so I do not know, but to me the correct Japan. Should you go study history more feel. Also meet.
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  • July 29, 2017
    I didn't go actually inside the shrine. I didn't want to bother those who were yslion. So we stayed inside the shrine land for taking pictures. When I came in late April, was still very beautiful.
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  • April 30, 2017
    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!
  • June 20, 2017
    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!
  • June 19, 2017
    A nice quiet shrine in the middle of Downtown Tokyo. Very close to the Prime Minister's resident. Walking distance to Akasaka Mitsuke station.
  • April 16, 2017
    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!
  • July 8, 2017
    Peaceful & beautiful shrine. A wonderful oasis of tanquility in bustling Tokyo.

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