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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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
Shinjuku is very New York- busy, crowded and commercial. The Akagi Shrine is an oasis in the center of it all. Situated just one block off of the main drag, this quiet corridor is the real deal. A constant stream of worshippers visited the shrine...More
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.