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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. Arrange your visit to Atago Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo vacation route planner.
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  • Ladder of a famous shrine is the shrine itself was normal. May is a rarity in Tokyo a steep stairs, but how much in Japan. 勘gutte is conveniently located in Tokyo to become famous as.
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  • Places like buildings in a historic shrine. I'm clean, but now invisible buildings only. Although surprised to come out making steep stone steps and large pond.
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  • Tokyo Tower on the other side. Very close walk from the Tokyo Tower. The shrine itself is small so you can relax and make a note of the person but very quiet.
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  • 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.
  • Steep stairs that suddenly infesting in Tokyo of the middle.
  • Ingress defense here
  • 正月は混んでます。