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Atago Shrine, Minato

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Climb the steep ancient stairs leading to Atago Shrine, a Shinto place of worship built in 1603. The main deity Homusubi no Mikoto protects the residents from fire, and legend says that whoever climbs to the top and prays will have luck in life. Given the fact that the shrine lies in the midst of Tokyo's business center, don't be surprised to see suited-up businesspeople coming in haste. On the top of the 26 m (85 ft) hill, a vista spreads across the business district and buildings. A small pond, a Zen garden, and devotees add to the soothing and spiritual ambiance. Enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant. Using our online itinerary creator, Tokyo attractions like Atago Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Climbing the steep stairs to the ground. Because mountain environment is compact. I went on the afternoon of new year's day dawn on weekdays, but was made businessmen and looked like matrix. And greetings to the cats and dogs were kept at the shrine, firmly ask worked!
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  • I went to the shrine. I went lightly because the past professed, and was crowded. Go up the ladder, and avoid the queues! And line up an hour so that only small taro shrine visitors bought the talisman, (sometimes pet charm) returned. The cats I this was that we have this day did not.
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  • After the holidays to visit the shrine took nearly two hours. Bad wire design is small, but, also because I was talking about was more and more people.
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  • They have a long "Stairway to Success." It's scary if you have a fear of heights like me...
  • Beautiful place.
  • One of my favorite spots in the area. The final stretch of my morning run, go up the 60+ very steep stairs, cool down up top to the sound of water and the fish jumping around in the water. Salute the Gods of Water and Fire, start the day. :) The steps are steep but definitely manageable. Go at your own pace.
  • Nice place above the city noises. Really relaxing atmosphere over the streets of Tokyo.
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