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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
05:45 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 05:45 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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If you only have time to see one Shrine, this is it. Solemn, peaceful, educational. I would have liked to spend time just walking through the forest for hours. A good place to... read more

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Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you only have time to see one Shrine, this is it. Solemn, peaceful, educational. I would have liked to spend time just walking through the forest for hours. A good place to meditate. We went early in the morning to avoid crowds before it opened and stayed until late morning.

Thank ALS2081
Charlottetown, Canada
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This is a lovely garden area which features a shrine. We loved our walk through this area full of mature trees (which were donated by the people of Tokyo) and then came upon the shrine. We were lucky that we came upon a processional wedding march. The bridal party was very handsomely attired and a real treat for to be... More 

Thank Claudetteth
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This place is such a fascinating taste of Japanese culture. There are many charms and other items available for sale around the shrine itself, great to pick up for yourself or loved ones back home. The garden was definitely my favorite part; the small admission fee was definitely worth paying to walk around the woods and see the fish pond,... More 

Thank Gwen W
Carpentersville, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great temple where you can walk and relax after a tiring time in Takashita-dori. Behind the tall tobi (wooden gate) lies a serene shrine. On the way to the temple, you'll see lines of big straw-wrapped sake jar. Also some vintage barrel of wine from France. It's worth a visit.

Thank RAUL A
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go early before the crowds really show up. That way you will get to experience some of the paths to the shrine before the noise of the crowds. The shrine is currently undergoing some renovations, but it's still beautiful and accessible.

Thank Parker C
Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The shrine is located in a vast parc area. So if you are not good on foot use a taxi, I think they are allowed to drive you to the main points. For the rest I recommend to walk the whole parc, not only the temple buildings. There is a big meadow where you can have a picnic. Despite the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely walk through Yoyogi Park takes you to the shrine. Also a peaceful respite from the bustle of Shibuya.

Thank Tricia H
Sichuan, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it's a great place to visit ! no entrance fee . besides the buildings , I like the history of meiji emperor very much , who brought western civilization to japan and make this country great !

Thank LongXue S
new hampshire
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Meiji Shrine is a beautiful complex although it was only about a century old and rebuilt after WWII. When we were there it was relatively quiet and quite peaceful, and there was a service in progress followed by a parade of monks. The largely forested park around it (Yoyogi Park) was also very lovely, Worth a stop.

Thank chandulla
Kfar Saba, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this shrine has some smaller shrine surrounding the main one. all are beautifully kept and made, we visited the main shrine, unfortunately large portions of it were renovating so most of it kept hidden under some fabric, we did got lucky to witness a Japanese wedding, the forest itself is a little bit cold in the afternoon so be sure... More 

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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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