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Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: 1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3379-5511
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05:45 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 05:45 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was...

Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was dedicated to Emperor and Empress Meiji. Completed in 1920, repairs were required after the shrine was damaged during World War II.

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Grand - but under renovation as of March 2017

I understand this is the greatest shrine of them all. The Torri was made from 1,500 year-old trees. This is a memorial to Emperor Meiji, an important historical figure who... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I understand this is the greatest shrine of them all. The Torri was made from 1,500 year-old trees. This is a memorial to Emperor Meiji, an important historical figure who influenced Japan by embracing modernization. That included wine drinking, so you will see many huge casks from France along the entrance path, which is breathtakingly beautiful.The shrine itself was under... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After walking through some lovely woods, I'm sorry to say that the main shrine is closed for renovations 😠 You can still buy the usual souvenirs and go for a walk through the rest of the place, otherwise check before you go to see if it has reopened

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this shrine, it really let's you experience the Taoist culture. I recommend reading a little bit about Taoism before so you can experience it better. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a morning stroll here in the park. It is relaxing. Meiji shrine itself is small but the atmosphere leading up to the shrine is very relaxing. You can watch how the locals and obaachans wash their hands, and rinse their mouths and follow suit. DO NOT rinse your mouth and spit it back into the Well! You spit outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredibly beautiful grounds! Shinto is the oldest Japanese religion believing that every natural phenomenon has its own spirit, therefore the park (which is handmade m) looks like a forest , in a center of Tokyo -is not to miss. Take a stroll and see how it feels to share your life with the gods of trees ,leaves , rocks.. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot imagine how big the place is until I went there. The scene is too inspiring. Full of harmonization and peaceful surrounding. Remember to bow before enter the Torri gate to show your respect of Gods of the shrine. Do not walk at the centre, you should always keep left because center line is the pass of Gods.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This shrine was a little oasis in the middle of the city. Walking along the paths through the forest you wouldn't have known you were a short walk from Harujuku! We spent some time here enjoying the peace and quite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there for a browse. What a wonderful place. I found myself conversing with some really lovely locals as they fed the local cats. Such a wonderful respectful place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a breath of fresh air. Go early in the day to take in the elements before the crowds come. There is some construction happening in preparation for the next olympics, so some photo ops will be compromised, Overall it is step back away from the trains and shopping and a place of refleciton and awe for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located just beside Harajuku station. It was a peaceful shrine within a large park. Turn right once exit from the entrance of the station and eventually will find a big Tori gate entrance of Meiji Jingu Shrine. We are lucky enough to be able to witness 2 groups of wedding couple having their Japanese traditional wedding at there. Nice experience.

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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