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Atago Shrine

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 1-5-3 Shiba, Atago-machi, Minato 105-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice garden but not worth the 85-115 steep steps

This is a pretty grab with as pond and shrine. All are nice but not different from similar attractions except that it is some 85 get above sea level making it there highest land... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

after climbing all the stairs you are rewarded with a very nice tranquil place,i took the path down round the back what ended in a very nice old local estate

Thank anja g
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Yesterday there was a festival at the shrine and the atmosphere was great. However, it is a small place with a very steep stairs. I do like the location of it - in the middle of skyscrapers. Awesome taiko drumming during the festival!

Thank Kasia Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This Shrine is best known for the crazy-high stairs that lead to it. However, there are actually at least two other ways to get to the shrine that doesn't involve dying - down the street by the small tunnel and using a side street. We came here at night and saw quite a lot of wildlife - a lot of... More 

Thank Alex P
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Atago Shrine is a little off on it's own which probably helps it to not be too busy as it is hidden away behind a bunch of towers and general business district. The main draw of the shrine is the famous stairway and the story that relates. The 'success stairs' are pretty steep and require some effort to get up,... More 

Thank Alan G
Tsukuba, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Atago Shrine in the center of Tokyo's business district near Toranomon is a Shinto shrine built in 1603 on the order of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first Shogun of Edo district. The shrine is located on Atago Hill, which is 26 meters above sea level. The very steep stairs leading to the shrine are also famous, as they represent success... More 

Thank mabei0123
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty grab with as pond and shrine. All are nice but not different from similar attractions except that it is some 85 get above sea level making it there highest land within the city. Traditionally you get here by climbing one of two step staircases but there guidebooks fail to tell you you can both drive up... More 

Thank charlesgolden
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Climb the steep ancient staircase to find the Atago Shrine in tokyo Prefecture and you will find a very traditional Japanese experience. Built originally in 1603, this shrine still allows you to completely escape the feel of the city, within its midst. There is no charge to climb the stairs, walk the small garden, or view the temple and surrounding... More 

Thank Brian C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Kamiyacho Metro Station is a closer walk to Atago Shrine than Toranomon Metro Station. Just follow the signs --- there's an elevator on your right after the road tunnel. It saves you from walking up the daunting stone steps. Unless, of course, you believe in Shussei no Ishiden "stone staircase of success". Superstition is: climbing this steps and praying... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Even on a rainy day, the short walk from Yotsuya to Atago shrine was great! Very peaceful and relaxing in the quieter side of Tokyo. We managed to walk to the top of the shrine and bypassed the steps so we found the elevator located to the left of the NHK museum to go down to walk up the famous... More 

Thank wanderlust_rambler
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

A historical place with many legendary episodes in Edo era. There is a very steep steps to the shrine, which is well known by a samurai: Heikuro Magaki. He successfully rode up the stairs by a horse! He was very promoted by the general Iemitsu. In September, the shrine biannually holds a festival to celebrate Heikuro. A portable shrine rides... More 

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Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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