Atago Shrine

A Shrine to the God of Fire at the Peak of the City Center

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Shinto shrine

Established in 1603, Atago Shrine enshrines the god of fire prevention. Aside from fire prevention and disaster prevention, Atago Shrine is also said to bring luck in love, printing, computers, and business successes, thanks to its relation to the phrase “hi wo tsukeru,” or “to set aflame.” The shrine is located at the top of Atago Hill, located 26 meters above sea level, and it is the highest natural point in the 23 wards of Tokyo. Here you can experience the four seasons in all their glory without feeling like you’re inside an office district.
The steep stone steps that lead up to Atago Shrine are known as the “stairway to success (Otoko-zaka),” and they were made famous by a legend from the Edo period of a young samurai who rode his horse up and down the stairs. Visitors can also reach the summit by taking the elevator located on the east side of the Atago Tunnel.

Highlights

  • Shinto shrine that offers not only fire protection, but also blessings related to the “flames” of love and business.
  • Home to the “stairway to success” featured in a story about a man who rode his horse up and down the stairs.
  • A natural site that doesn’t seem like it’s part of an office district.

Photos

  • Main building

    Main building

  • Torii gate and the “stairway to success”

    Torii gate and the “stairway to success”

  • Office buildings surround the premises

    Office buildings surround the premises

Reviews

  • 陳怡芬

    曾見過最陡的階梯之一。這這裏登高非常的有趣,當然你要有個好身體。最高處是個神殿,裏面有錦鯉池。這裏的錦鯉是最棒的。喂它們很有意思。魚食售價100日元。

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Details

Founded
1603
Postal Code
105-0002
Address
1-5-3 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3431-0327
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
Open all day
Access
(1) A 5-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line’s Kamiyacho Station
(2) An 8-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line’s Toranomon Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)