This gateway was built 400 years ago as one of the “Power Spots” located throughout Tokyo. The shrine is a testament to the ancient Shinto practices embedded in Japanese culture. Shinto gateways are common throughout the region. Their purpose is to divide the physical world from the spiritual world. These red torii gates are located near the elevated Shinkansen railway. The area overlooks the Shiodome business district. As a result, visitors are provided with a contrast to the high-rising urban landscape. Their presence affords guests a glimpse into ancient Japanese tradition.