Koujimachi・Hanzoumon・Nagatacho Hie-jinja Shrine
- address2-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- access3-minute walk from Subway "Akasaka Sta." Exit 2
3-minute walk from Subway "Tameike-sanno Sta." Exit 7
5-minute walk from Subway "Kokkai-gijidomae Sta." Exit 5
8-minute walk from Subway "Akasaka-mitsuke Sta." Exit 11
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From family safety to a prosperous business, marriage, and warding off evil. Akasaka's Hie-jinja Shrine benefits visitors in various ways
The enshrined deity, Oyamakuino-kami, also known as the god of mountains, is believed to provide benefits such as household safety.
Also, surrounding it are Sanno Inari-jinja Shrine, Yasaka-jinja Shrine, and Sarutahiko-jinja Shrine. Sanno Inari-jinja Shrine houses Kuninotokotachino-kami who is worshiped as the god of success in business. Yasaka-jinja Shrine houses Susanoono-kami, the grandfather of Oyamakuino-kami, the god of the main shrine, and has been believed to provide benefits such as marriage, warding off evil, and having a prosperity of descendants. Also, the adjoining Sarutahiko-jinja Shrine houses Sarutahikono-kami, whom people visit to ask for good luck, growth of their business, and warding off disasters.
"Hie Shrine" has been visited by many people wishing to enjoy its benefits for several periods. Every year in June, the "Sanno Festival", one of the three great festivals in Japan, is held, and various events revolving around the traditional entertainment of the Edo period are carried out in the compound. As an event of this "Sanno Festival", the "Shinkosai" is held every other year, involving a procession parading through 300 meters in the heart of Tokyo. In the procession, about 500 people clad in court costumes stride through the city, making an impressive impact. Of course, even on normal days, "Hie Shrine" is packed with sights to see, such as the holy monkey statues, "Treasure Hall Gallery", and cute amulets. How about visiting the shrine while enjoying its tranquil atmosphere?