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Meiji Jingu, Shibuya

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Pay your respects to the deified Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine surrounded by a forested area crisscrossed with peaceful walking paths. At the temple itself, visitors give offerings, buy amulets and charms, and reflect on and write out their wishes. Walk through the treasure house to see belongings of the emperor and empress, and visit the museum annex next door, which hosts temporary exhibitions. Note that photography is not permitted within the temple’s halls. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tokyo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Meiji Jingu and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A lovely place, packed with tourists it does lose atmosphere, but it has wonderful walks and beautiful trees around it. We were lucky enough to see a wedding, which was a great sight. Well worth a vis...  more »
  • The Meiji Palace is a scenic spot to come to East Beijing! Get off at the JR original station and walk slowly to the Meiji Shrine! We made a visit in the early December, along with the silver apricot, it is really beautiful!
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  • I went there long time ago and remembered that I was a bit disappointed with it. But when I saw it through the observatory, looks good from a distance. Then I visitors again and regretted again. Japan...  more »
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  • It was a peaceful and beautiful place. The garden was the highlight for me (unfortunately it's the only place you have to pay money to enter: 500yen). The shrine itself would have been nice if it wasn't turned into a construction site during my visit. The shrine itself was covered in tarp, followed by loud construction noise. I'd say it's still worth a visit, even though, in my opinion, there are better gardens and shrines in Tokyo.
  • Beautiful and peaceful shinto shrine. The walk through the forest is a great way to get into the peaceful setting. The actual shrine is beautiful. A great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Beautiful park and entrance to the Shinto shrine. There's also a garden that you can visit. A very nice stroll in the park. During cherry blossom season it's super super crowded. Feels like you're not in a city, very peaceful.
  • Beautiful gardens to explore a perfect get away from the busy city streets. Seeing the Iris garden and the water lilies were amazing. I visited in the late spring so they were in full bloom.
  • Magnificent shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoten some years after their deaths. The forest is brilliant. Crowded but wonderful during festivals and New Year's Eve.

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