Atago Jinja Shrine is located in Atago, Minato Ward, where major facilities in Japan are concentrated, and is perched on Mt. Atago, the highest mountain in the 23 wards of Tokyo (26 m above sea level).
Atago shrine is also known for its close connection with the history of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), as the NHK Museum is located on the same Mt.
The shrine enshrines Homusubinomikoto, the god of fire. The deity’s virtues include fire prevention, disaster prevention, business prosperity, match-making, and success in life.
On New Year’s Eve, a New Year’s Eve Festival is held and barrel sake is served to worshipers. On New Year’s Day, the New Year’s Day Festival is held, and many visitors climb the stone steps known as the “stone steps of success” to the shrine.
The nearest station is Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro, about a 5-minute walk from the shrine.
It is also a 10-minute walk from Onarimon Station on the Toei Subway Line. Parking is available for approximately 6 cars, but public transportation is recommended.
|Name of Park||Atago Shrine
|Address||1-5-3 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
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