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Top 3 Torii Gate Tunnel Photo Spots in…Tokyo!

Loving those red torii gate tunnel images from Kyoto, but just can’t get down there? Never fear; Tokyo can deliver.

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Loving those red torii gate tunnel images from Kyoto, but just can’t get down there? Never fear; Tokyo can deliver.

We went traipsing around town to find the top three photo spots to complete your holiday snap collection.

The good news? You could see them all in one morning! Without further ado: our favourite torii gate tunnels in Tokyo…

Hie Jinja

Set atop a hill in Nagatachō, Hie Shrine is a green oasis surrounded by city buildings.

And as one of Tokyo’s most important shrines, it’s no surprise that many people and businesses have donated these red gates for luck. To find the torii gates from inside the complex, turn right at the main hall, then follow the path to the left.

If you are outside of the grounds, you’ll want to find the West Entrance, which is over behind the Okamura Chair Museum.

What you’ll find is a steep stone staircase flanked by tightly packed vermilion torii. This makes for a great photo from either end of the tunnel. During the day, you may need to wait your turn so try going early for lesser crowds. 

(You can read the rest of the article at this link. This article was first published by Team JJ on March 25, 2020. Check here for deeper and unique insights into visiting Japan, including wellness, travel, cuisine and more.)

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