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Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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

Saw a christening and traditional wedding on the Friday we visited.Walked from our Shibuya hotel using railway line as guidance

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here after shopping in Harajuku and it was the perfect end to the day. Loved walking on the path toward the shrine. Even though it was busy everyone was being very reverent and respectful.

Thank jessicadealba603
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing shrine, enjoyed the architecture and history, not just a tourist location working shrine. Lucky enough to be present when a wedding procession went through main area.

Thank spookspa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The shrine is very historic and important to the history of Tokyo. The shrine is set within a beautiful park that was planted with many variety of trees creating an oasis of calm within the hectic surrounding area if Harajuku. You can make a wish...More

Thank megan m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This shrine is worth a quick visit. The walk is through a short forest path. Beware of mosquito bites wear repellant!

Thank brucewaynemanor
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in a large forested park, the shrine offers a place of refuge from the bustling city. The massive gates, simple side buildings, and the shrine itself are great examples of Japanese architecture. Along the path to the shrine I enjoyed the rows of brightly...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 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 4 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 4 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
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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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11 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