Yoyogi Hachiman Shrine

Beautiful Shinto shrine dedicated to the God of War

By George Popescu    - 1 min read

Yoyogi Hachiman Shrine (代々木八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine located on a hill a short walk from Yoyogi-Koen station on the Chiyoda Metro line. The shrine is a tall house dedicated to the god Hachiman which is the god of war. It has been recreated to mark the place where people lived 4,500 years ago. The architecture of the columns and torii gates is amazing there are many details. The different trees surrounding the shrine give it a unique and sheltered look as well as making it have an atmosphere of peace and quiet.

Was this article helpful?

Suggest an edit

George Popescu

George Popescu @george.popescu

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and after a brief stay in London, England I settled and lived in Toronto, Canada for 20 years. I moved to Tokyo in late 2013 and have lived here ever since. I enjoy exploring the city with my camera as well as going to many special events that Tokyo has to offer every year. There are so many incredible things and places to see in this country and they all need to be enjoyed and documented as well as shared with the world.