About Hie Shrine(日枝神社)

Located in Akasaka, Tokyo, Hie Shrine is renowned for its powerful torii gates and has been endearingly referred to as "Sanno-san" by locals since the Edo period, serving as the general guardian deity of Edo.

The shrine's gates are believed to emit a strong energy that attracts numerous visitors.

Within the shrine grounds, there stands a charming statue of a monkey known as "Masaru," revered for its associations with safe childbirth and fertility.

Many visitors stroke the monkey statue to receive blessings for "victory" and "warding off evil," due to the play on words with the monkey’s name.

Perched atop the hills of Akasaka, the shrine offers a tranquil retreat amidst beautiful natural surroundings, providing peace and spiritual fulfillment to all its visitors.

With its blend of history and nature, Hie Shrine is an ideal place for those seeking a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


The blessings of Hie Shrine

  • Safe Childbirth: Supports expectant mothers for a safe and healthy delivery.
  • Fertility Wishes: Grants blessings of children to families desiring offspring.
  • Misfortune Avoidance: Provides protection throughout the year from calamities and ensures a purified life.
  • Business Prosperity: Prays for business success and prosperity, promoting growth and development in commercial endeavors.


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