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According to legend, a young samurai dared to ride his horse up the stairs to deliver plum blossoms to the shogun, who rewarded him. Climbing these steps has, ever after, been seen as lucky.

A small, pleasant shrine with the scariest flight of steps you will ever encounter, especially on an icy morning. There are easier ones to the side, and I think there is a lift too. The rather cool tunnel nearby has a sign asking you not to make a noise in it.

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I know this place - steep steps those. They certainly concentrate the mind, especially when coming down.

The English sign says:

"Attention

Please don't make noise in this tunnel

Minato City Office"

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The sanctuaries are a haven of peace, nature and calm in the great Tokyo..

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