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Review of Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine
Ranked #2 of 289 things to do in Shibuya
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

After visiting some Shrines, this was definitely the best place we've seen so far. Even if it was quite crowded, the monks we've seen and who welcomed us were always smiling, kind of ignoring the masses of people around there. True calmness. The garden and in general the entire place was very organized and very clean, different from some other shrines I've seen during our stay. The best is, that it's easy to reach.

Thank FZafakis
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Meiji Shrine is one of the largest shrines in Tokyo, with its large torii gates and grounds. It is easily accessible through the JR Harajuku station and through several metro lines. If you're lucky (and on a weekend), you may even witness a wedding ceremony as it is a popular spot to tie the knot in Tokyo. Best of all, it is free for the budget conscious.

The shrine is located in a large, forested park in the middle of the city. There a long pathway leading to the shrine, taking about 10-15 minutes walk. Do wear comfortable shoes as it is gravel pathway. It's a great way to escape the hustle-and-bustle of the city, but preferable when the weather is better as it is mostly outdoors.

Thank Jason Y
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Top sight to visit in Tokyo. We paid extra to see the gardens and it’s worth it. There’s multiple entrances for the grounds.

Thank TravelBug2193
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Very old and sacred trees. An amazing walk and shrine at the end. A nice garden you can also visit for some extra charge too. A definite go when here.

Thank gjanzso
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday, and witnessed two wedding procession! Wow, I wished I was a Japanese bride! So pretty and so cultured.

The temple is very simple, I think the bigger attraction is the huge garden and lake surrounding it, and of course the meiji restoration meaning that the people pray for. It is very tourist friendly with guides on how to pray at each station. Hah. Like how many times to clap and whether to clap first or bow first.

You can write your wishes on cards and it will be prayed upon by the priests.

I took a walk with baby from shinjuku, very convenient. They have toilets located at the modern building just before the entrance to the temple and a little walk out the right direction you may find some cafe for you to rest. In general, felt more like a garden walk.

1  Thank chewyjuice
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