Sitting pretty on the top of Mount Atago, the highest natural point within the 23 wards, Atago Shrine is most famed for its 86-step stone staircase. This monster is also known as the 'Staircase to Promotion' (shusse no ishidan) and was once climbed on horseback by Magaki Heikuro, an Edo-era samurai who was looking to impress then-shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu.
|Venue name:||Atago Shrine||Contact:|
1-5-3 Atago, Minato-ku
|Transport:||Kamiyacho Station (Hibiya line); Toranomon Station (Ginza line); Onarimon Station (Mita line)|
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At Atago Shrine's annual festival, stepping through an erected ring of reed in a figure-eight movement is said to bring 1000 days of luck. On top of that, Chinese lantern plants ('hozuki') grow naturally around the shrine at this time; consuming them said...Saturday June 23 2018 - Sunday June 24 2018