Visit one of the most highly revered places of worship in Tokyo
Opening Hours Shrine grounds always open
Sanno Matsuri, one of the three major Shinto festivals in Tokyo – along with Fukagawa Matsuri and Kanda Matsuri – takes place at this shrine every year on June 15 because it houses the guardian deity of the city. The god of marriage is said to be enshrined here as well, which is perhaps why wedding ceremonies conducted solemnly according to Shinto rites are often held here. There are also a large number of torii gates in Hie, similar to Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, which explains this location’s popularity as a prime photography spot among tourists.
Transport 3-minute walk from Tameike-Sanno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
This giant complex with a pyramid-shaped roof in the heart of Tokyo may look like it’s straight out of a sci-fi movie, but it is actually the headquarters of a Buddhist sect that aims to promote world peace...
1-7-8 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8644
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