Hie Shrine (Hie Jinja,日枝神社)

What fascinates me about Japan is how tradition and modernity are incorporated seamlessly in both social behaviors and architecture. Hie Jinja (Shrine) is a good example of the later. It is located in a modern sector of Tokyo, very close to the Japanese government buildings (Diet), and yet, the shrine offers an oasis of serenity amist the turbulent modernity of Tokyo.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Tōkyō-to
City : Chiyoda-ku
District : Nagatachō
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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