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Meiji Jingu Shrine

Open Now: 5:45 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
+81 3-3379-5511
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Reviewed yesterday

This gem is in the heart of Tokyo, an easy walk from the train station. You can make it a quick stop or spend half a day in the gardens and temple. I added this to my list based on reviews and I'm so glad...More

Thank Mrs_loves_2_travel
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved this shrine and park so much, we actually visited it twice during our trip to Japan. It's very peaceful to wander the park, especially if you're looking for a break from the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Harajuku. Though there are many people...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 2 days ago

set in peaceful wooded parkland, this shrine is well wroth the trip out tom it, easy to reach via the rail system, Loved the whole ritual of washing hands before entering the shrine.

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice & long zen walk gives you a serene feeling before you reach the Shrine. The main Shrine itself is going thru renovation, however, there is a separate building used for performing weddings ceremony as well as formal services. There are shops & cafes. The...More

Thank lanlebui
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unbelievable that the outside of the busiest place like Shibuya and Harajuku will have the most beautiful garden, peaceful and cool down you mind like this place. Thrill to see and touch the huge trees along side walk and incredibly feeling when we seen the...More

Thank Nate_DKE
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must-visit shrine which is situated near Harajuku street. The grand gates and majestic old trees make the atmosphere super relaxing. Very easy to reach by JR train or subway.

Thank Rima P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was really able to experience the worship of the people who visited the temple. From washing of hands before entering the grounds, to purchasing golden coin for luck and writing prayers, the whole experience was calming.

Thank nforbesmatheis
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the must visits in Tokyo! Long walk on rocks but enjoyable. Make sure you have plenty of time to spend, and of course, harjuku is around for shopping.

Thank Hasegawa Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice shrine situated in a small forest in the middle of Tokyo. Has a very nice and relaxing atmosphere...

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful area! Don’t miss all the sake and wine containers before approaching the main shrine. Interesting approach to the Japanese culture. Walking distance from Shibuya.

Thank Lilirogz
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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.
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12 June 2018|
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Response from Rovi Kristel I | Reviewed this property |
There is no specific month that this place is busy but to make sure, just try visiting this during weekdays. And avoid holidays as well
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Response from JohanKj | Reviewed this property |
I suggest seeing Tokyo,Osaka and Kyoto. The Railway system will easily and quickly take you there. In Tokyo the subway system is great and will take you from where ever you are. You will be walking your shoes if anyway... More