Hie Shrine

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Japanese script: 日枝神社
Area: Akasaka , Nagatacho
Access: 159 m from Tameikesannō Station Ginza Line (G6)Namboku Line (N6)
368 m from Akasaka-mitsuke Station Ginza Line (G5)Marunouchi Line (M13)
Address: 2 Chome-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo [map]

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.