There's a beautiful little shrine just down the street from our apartment that I love. Even on days when I am in a bad mood, distracted, or feeling homesick it always makes me feel peacefully and glad that I'm here in Japan.
Hikawa Shrine was built in 1730 and has and was one of the lucky shrines to survive the bombings during WWII. It is always so quiet and still when I walk through, unlike some of the bigger temples and shrines that are tourist attractions. If you're ever in Akasaka, don't miss it.
Hours: Open during daylight hours
Address: 6-10-12 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokoy