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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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  • September 10, 2017
    I stopped by when I passed near the job. It is amazing incline, stone steps, and heal a little bit hell. It was green there are many pond environment is not very large, so a little OASIS atmosphere.
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  • September 8, 2017
    a beautiful temple with lots of nature and a pond with koi, I highly recommend you go if you are in the area of Minato/Toranomon.
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  • September 2, 2017
    Shrine located on Mt. Atago, located a 5-minute walk from Kamiyacho. From the city and climb the steep stairs known as the ladder of success (is pretty steep) can meet reasonable atmosphere.
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  • March 31, 2017
    They have a long "Stairway to Success." It's scary if you have a fear of heights like me...
  • June 9, 2017
    Beautiful place.
  • April 19, 2015
    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.
  • February 10, 2016
    Nice place above the city noises. Really relaxing atmosphere over the streets of Tokyo.
  • November 27, 2016
    Beautiful but it tends to be crowded.

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