Akagi Shrine
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Neighbourhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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Dr. Shibuyakko
California44,874 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not a touristy shrine in a great district of Kagurazaka where you'll find many unique shops and restaurants.
Written 28 March 2019
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Mina H
199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
A local and popular shrine has breathtaking fashionable and modern shape designed by famous architect Kengo Kuma, who worked on the National May Stadium for 2020 Olympic & Paralympic games, as well as many other outstanding museums and landmark buildings. Fortune charms in different colors may be a perfect souvenir for you and yours.
Written 14 February 2019
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
If you are in the neighbourhood do pop in to see this small shrine. There is not much by way of grounds so it only took 10 mins to explore, so I wouldn’t suggest making a special trip.
Written 8 November 2018
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Yoshiland
Tel Aviv, Israel103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beautiful Akagi shrine by the famous Kenzo Tange is a charming shrine. Hidden from the street noise, it is very quite and serene, beautiful clean modern vibe. The stairs near the shrine will take you down an old street with pretty little houses, old Tokyo style.
Written 15 August 2018
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nekonounchi
Katsushika, Japan27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
This shrine is very quiet and very clean. If you want to make a wish without hurry, this is the best place. There is a nice cafe right next to the shrine. I ordered a cup of ice cream and a cup of tea. They both are great. It’s nice to look at the shrine while sitting quietly. There is a bakery shop near the entrance. It’s called Kameidou. It’s popular among local people. This is a small space, so you may find it difficult to find. But the wall is green, you wouldn’t miss it.
Written 16 May 2018
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Vincent D
Tokyo, Japan123 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Akagi shrine was renovated a few years ago, presumably generating a nice profit for its owners thanks to the residence that was built on its premises. It has lost its quaint atmosphere and the cafe where live music could be heard. It keeps its lantern perspective and certainly remains open for business, especially when there is a festival (matsuri).
Written 8 January 2018
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Ahmah L
Ontario115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Behind the traditional torii is the completely renewed Shinto shrine by renowned architect Kuma Kengo. The main shrine is made of large glass wall, plain wood panels and yamato-buki steel roof. Attached to the shrine is a “mansion” and at its bottom is a restaurant and gallery space called Akagi Café. The shrine is located at the top of an open slope in Kagurazaka. Simplicity and serenity is what the shrine offers.
Written 11 April 2017
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F4023NZalbertos
takaratsuka city hyogo japan230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
if yoh have little children why not choosing this shirine for shichi go san blessing? or slowly, slowly walk around and enjoy, this nice shrine.
Written 15 December 2016
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kjurek
Orlando, FL476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
There are a number of shops in this area surrounding this peaceful shrine. I especially liked the glass windows looking into the shrine; those were unique and beautiful! I love this place because it's simple, calm, has all the traditional things you'd expect at a good-quality shrine, like the water purification ritual, and also because I went here with a very special friend of mine.
Written 20 May 2016
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にここ
Tokyo, Japan36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
The shrine located in the heart of Kagurazaka where you can find many French related venues like Institut Français, French language book shop, cheese shop, restaurant or wine bars. This city used to hold so many geishas, you can find delicate mixture of old Japanese and French culture here.

Kuma Kengo designed shrine very modern and sophisticated. It's worth visit if you are in town. You can meditate and have time talking to yourself. One of the uniquest points about this place is they have cafe inside.

Also every time I've been here, sun shine is too intense. Highly recommend bring your sun glasses.
Written 4 October 2015
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