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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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  • So when I went to the Jikei University Hospital, near the hospital was stopped by. ATAGO Shrine on the Summit of Mt. Atago, as is a mountain located in Tokyo's highest seems (25.7 m above sea level). Must climb the long stairs to go to the shrine because of that?. It is called and this stairway, ladder. Shrine there is a pond on the grounds, resting place, located in downtown and is very nice.
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  • A shrine in the middle of the city with its high-rise buildings. At this time, the Ginkgo tree near the entrance is very clean. You could see the fall foliage and the hydrangeas, today, up the stairs and go up. It is a nice spot.
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  • It is a strange shrine in the middle of the city. Around the isolated from the hustle and bustle atmosphere. To pray is not so much the size of lots. And the keep pond fish will come.
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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。