Hie Jinja (shrine) is one of the major shrines of Tokyo. The shrine is located on a tree covered hilltop between the neighbourhoods of Akasaka and Nagatacho.

As one of Tokyo’s major shrines, it’s also the kick off point for one of its major festivals – the Sanno Matsuri.

Although the shrine itself is a pleasant and serene place to take a break from the surrounding hustle and bustle, the highlight is the shrine’s back entrance with the path lined by 90 bright red torii gates.

The central part of the shrine closes relatively early at 4pm, but the surrounds and the path of torii gates are particularly atmospheric after dark.

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