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Tōgō Shrine, Shibuya

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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. For Tōgō Shrine and beyond, use our Tokyo trip planner to get the most from your Tokyo vacation.
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  • What a tranquil and calm hidden gem! We accidentally went to this area and we loved it here so much. It's such a contrast between the busy Takamishi shopping district and this zen quiet , uncrowded ar...  more »
  • It was a nice break from the craziness of Takeshita Street. Peace and tranquillity. The shrine was small but still nice. If you follow me the path down, there is a nice and quiet Garden and pond. Took...  more »
  • Much prefer smaller shrines to touristy big ones. Lovely garden and pond with Koi before the shrine. A temple of serenity in bustle of city.  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.

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