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Atago Shrine

1-5-3 Shiba, Atago-machi, Minato 105-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3431-0327
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Very Nice Place to Visit...&....Next To Another Visit Sport

Atago Shrine is on a hill in the Toranamon district and is noted as the highest hill in the central... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Climb the stairs in one go for luck!

I love how hidden this place is. Good signage in English at the bottom and the top (better than... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Rachel K
Newbury Park, California
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1-5-3 Shiba, Atago-machi, Minato 105-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
+81 3-3431-0327
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Atago Shrine is on a hill in the Toranamon district and is noted as the highest hill in the central Tokyo area. Story of the shrine's historical significance or notoriety is available on the web. We took the Toei (municipal) bus from our hotel to...More

Thank Pohaku
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I love how hidden this place is. Good signage in English at the bottom and the top (better than some of the well-known Tokyo shrines). The sign at the bottom says if you climb the stairs in one go, you're blessed with luck. There are...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I visited at night with colleagues who suggested an evening stroll to view the Cherry Blossoms. I enjoyed the temple, including the climbing the steep stairway -- but we found an elevator for the trip back down. Not a must see, but worth a visit...More

Thank amasland
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The saying is the you climb the stairs up to the shrine for promotion in your job.. a nice climb rewards you with a tranquil shrine with some sakura trees and a koi pond. A great find in the centre of the city centre. There's...More

Thank Gymrat76
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a hidden gem of Tokyo. A lovely shrine on top of a hill - dates back to 1603 and rebuilt in 1958. If climbing the "success stairs" looks too daunting, there is an elevator - if you are facing the stairs, walk down...More

Thank Alex H
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
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Alan G
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....More

Thank mabei0123
Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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
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