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Togo Shrine, Shibuya

#43 of 1,334 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
You will be surprised at tranquility of Togo 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. For Togo Shrine and beyond, use our Tokyo trip planner to get the most from your Tokyo vacation.
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  • Harajuku can be a bit crazy- even the sometimes tranquil Meiji Jingu shrine is bonkers at the weekend. Don't even start on Takeshita-Dori- elbow to elbow with people browsing the neon stores. Togo Shr...  more »
  • The Togo Shrine a small temple hidden behind the very busy Takeshita Street in Harajuku. It can easily be reached by heading down a small alley half way down Takeshita street and then climbing some st...  more »
  • Admiral Togo Heihachiro (former Japanese hero of Navy) is enshrined at the Togo Shrine. This is located near Harajuku station (walk in 5 minutes). He joined the navy in Satsuma clan in 1800's, studied...  more »
  • Nothing too special here as a tourist location. I am sure it has more significance for the locals.
  • The shrine enshrines the Admiral Togo. Despite the hustle and bustle in the Harajuku and silence. Now Japan is also thanks to Admiral Togo. Want to worship with a feeling of reverence and gratitude.
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  • Takeshita Street one street back. With solemn dignity there.
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  • Calm seems to have the wedding shrine today cute amulet lot!
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  • Temple at the cute Kitty
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