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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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A nature heaven inside Tokyo.

Went with the family and found a very calm and peaceful place, perfect for walk in nature and great for sightseeing. If it is culture what you are looking for, this is a great... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with the family and found a very calm and peaceful place, perfect for walk in nature and great for sightseeing. If it is culture what you are looking for, this is a great place to see it.

Thank Billhyahoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here twice on two different trips with my wife. Loved it each time. Amazingly tranquil place right in the heart of bustling Tokyo, it's like entering a whole different world, even given the number of tourists walking the grounds. It's a lovely stroll and if you can find a time off peak tourist hours / season, and if you... More 

Thank felixhong
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The shrine ranks on the top list in Tokyo to visit, and no doubt this shrine and the Yoyogi Park is a forested refuge in the Western portion of the endless city of Tokyo. The park walkways are wide and easily navigable from the entrance located in the southeast corner (near the Harajuku subway station). The trees are spectacular and... More 

Thank daveHou
Chesterton, IN
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely a great nature break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Be sure to visit the cafe at the entrance.

Thank varineq
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This shrine is gorgeous. There are quite a few places to walk off the beaten path and into the more "woodsy" parts of the shrine. Highly recommend you do so, since you get to walk among the trees and hear the birds.

Thank blackjackcf
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went there this morning after advice from a local Train to Harajuku (jr pass) and very close to entrance Quite a long driveway approach but weather was beautiful today so not a chore. The temple will celebrate 100 yr anniversary in 2020 so was in process of roof repair,unfortunately that meant covers over certain structures. Was fortunate to see a... More 

Thank sandgirl1965
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice Shinto shrine, I have 4-5 of these under my belt now. It's big, a bit plain, but worth a stop to get a sense of the culture. Did the purification wash before entering (check out the steps online) which gave a better sense of why the shrine is important to so many.

Thank TexasTraveler62
North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked through the full area as part of a walk from Shinjuku to Shibuya. The shrine itself is a wonderful stop. We took plenty of pictures. There were multiple weddings going on at the shrine when we arrived so we did have to walk around/stop for a bit while the parties went by. The garden areas and the walk... More 

Thank themanofec
Locarno, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Meiji shrine is a nice, very big shrine. If you visit on weekends, you will see couple celebrating traditional wedding (basically one after the other). the shrine itself did not really impressed me, it is certainly not the nicest in Japan. The surrounding however are amazing. I really liked the forest/park, that gives you a fresh breath during you... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Meiji shrine is a blissful heaven in midst of bustling Tokyo!! The park leading upto it makes for a beautiful walk. The shrine has a lot of positive energy surrounding it and makes for a blissful experience.

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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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