Climb the stairs of Atago Shrine for career success
Opening Hours 9am - 5pm, daily
Constructed on the order of renowned warlord Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, this Atago Shrine is a major Shinto shrine (Jingu) in Tokyo, alongside the Hie and Meiji Shrines. Other prominent examples of Atago Shrines include the ones in Kyoto and Fukuoka respectively. These shrines are dedicated to the Shinto fire and fire prevention god Homusubi no Mikoto.
The best-known feature at Tokyo's Atago Shrine is the steep staircase that led up the mountains. The steps are believed to be a ladder of career success because of an ancient samurai legend. Climbing the 26-metre ‘stairs’ resembles the ladder you must climb to for a successful career. Homusubi no Mikoto awaits at the peak.
Designed by master architect Kenzo Tange, this impressive complex is the headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government...
2-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 163-8001
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