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Atago Shrine, Minato
Categories: Lookouts, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Arrange your visit to Atago Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo vacation route planner.
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急な階段が目を見張ります。都会のど真ん中に突如現れる神秘的な神社。 昔はさぞかし上からの景色が良かった事でしょう。Steep stairs to be emphasized. A mysterious shrine suddenly appear in the middle of the city. I must be liked the views from the top.show original
理由は人それぞれで、お参りをするのでしょうが、私は、なぜか「もやっ」とした「もの」が取れ、「スッき」とします。Why so why is praying, but I was "slightly." and what did come off, "abruptly when" as will.show original
Yesterday there was a festival at the shrine and the atmosphere was great. However, it is a small place with a very steep stairs. I do like the location of it - in the middle of skyscrapers. Awesome t... read more »
Nice place above the city noises. Really relaxing atmosphere over the streets of Tokyo.
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.
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