Hie Jinja Shrine

This shrine located in the Nagatacho district of Tokyo’s Chiyoda City is considered to have begun when Ota Dokan constructed the Edo Castle in 1478 and transferred the guardian deity of Kawagoe Hie Jinja Shrine. After that, it became the tutelary shrine of Edo Castle and the deity was revered as the guardian of the Imperial Palace. Since the current shaden (main building) has been reconstructed, there are 123 works of art on the ceiling of the haiden (worship hall) to commemorate the 50th anniversary since reconstruction. The Sanno torii gate built in the direction of Akasaka is also famous for its unusual shape. Every year in June the Sanno Festival is held which is one of the big three Edo festivals, and the approximately 300-meter long festival procession is quite a sight.

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Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Nagatachou 2-10-5 map map Map
[Gates openHours] 6:00-17:00
[Award office/Red seal office] 8:00-16:00
[Prayer reception/Treasure hall] 9:00-16:00
[Treasure Hall] Tuesday, Friday
*Subject to change due to shrine events
[Treasure Hall Admission fee]Free
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English Menu
Available (Leaflet Available)
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Beautiful shrine
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.05.09
    It was different to other temples and shrines (different colours), it´s beautiful and the torii gates path is also beautiful and great for pictures. Loved the monkey statues and it has an authentic...
  • Shrine in the middle of downtown
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.31
    Its truly amazing how there are shrines and temples that take the hustle and bustle out of the city with a few steps into them. It is a relaxing feature that more urban planners should incorporate.
  • Quick stop
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.19
    There’s a good photo op with the red gates, but, otherwise, just average. I would do asakusa or Meiji

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