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Tokyo's Hidden Red-Gate Shrine

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Hidden between Akasaka and the Imperial Palace, you'll find a little known shrine called Hie Shrine. While generally not as famous as a similar shrine in Kyoto called Fushimi Inari Shrine, Hie Shrine touts an impressive tunnel with 90 bright red torii gates. It's a calm shrine to visit in the middle of Tokyo where you can get impressive photos without traveling all the way to Kyoto.

Also, if you're lucky enough to be in town on June 15, make sure you check out Sanno Matsuri, one of the top 3 biggest festivals in Japan.

Location: 2 Chome-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0014

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