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Tōgō Shrine, Shibuya

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#44 of 519 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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You will be surprised at tranquility of Tōgō Shrine, a small Shinto place of worship with a carp and turtle pond in the midst of the busy Shibuya area. You can go right down the edge of the water and feed the animals, or cut through the pond across a wooden boardwalk. Built in 1940, the shrine was dedicated to Admiral Heihachiro Togo, the founder of the modern Japanese fleet that defeated the Russian fleet in the 1905 Russo-Japanese war. The shrine features a collection of photos and Togo’s writings, but unfortunately no English translations. Make Tōgō Shrine part of your personalized Tokyo itinerary using our Tokyo vacation route planner.
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  • The Togo shrine area takes up almost no space compared to the nearby Meiji shrine, but it's still a very charming area with a beautiful, well-stocked fish pond.  more »
  • We happened across the Togo shrine, which had the most charming little garden. It is a very recent shrine, only built in 1940, but had a gorgeous little pond.  more »
  • The shrine is an ideal place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the jam-packed Takeshita Street. The adjacent garden is especially nice after dark.  more »
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  • For somewhere so close to one of the biggest tourist spots of consumerism and youth culture this place is a quiet breath of fresh air. If you're anything like me, the fun shop hopping of harajuku wears thin after a bit. This place is a lifesaver. Every time I visit I duck over to take a breather. Not remotely the level of meiji jingu, but I truly believe that's part of their understated charm.
  • Nice little shrine in a very busy and crowded area of Tokyo. Flee here if you need a break from the crowds!
  • Quite hidden shrine in Harajuku. A nice and quite place to rest if the Takeshita street is too loud for you.
  • Not extraordinary but nice shrine, especially considering its location in the middle of the most commercial area (in the world?). Classic Japanese design with red torii gates.
  • Peaceful and hidden away from the surrounding crowds.