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Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

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Pay your respects to the deified Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, at Meiji Jingu Shrine, 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 Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Spent a lovely couple of hours visiting the Shrine and walking through beautiful forest in the centre of Tokyo. Very peaceful, calming and relaxing. 
    Spent a lovely couple of hours visiting the Shrine and walking through beautiful forest in the centre of Tokyo. Very peaceful, calming and relaxing.  more »
  • Shinto shrine , traditional Japanese temple, situated in the heart of the city. It is a huge compound that one can enjoy tree seeing. Many ancient trees are impressive 
    Shinto shrine , traditional Japanese temple, situated in the heart of the city. It is a huge compound that one can enjoy tree seeing. Many ancient trees are impressive  more »
  • I walked to this shrine from Shinjuku Station. The entrance to the park was amazing! I was so surprised to see so much nature in Tokyo. I made my way to the Meiji Jingu Shrine and was impressed by... 
    I walked to this shrine from Shinjuku Station. The entrance to the park was amazing! I was so surprised to see so much nature in Tokyo. I made my way to the Meiji Jingu Shrine and was impressed by...  more »
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  • One of the most popular shrine in Japan. Uplifting, traditional shrine with it’s unique beauty, spacious walkway and pockets of shady areas. Very convenient with nearby Harajuku station. When we visited this tranquil place, we were lucky to have a chance to see a Japanese traditional wedding taking place. Needless to say, Japan is well known for it’s cleanliness and meticulous traits.
  • Literally a sanctuary in the city. This place oozes calmness as soon as you step food in it. We are lucky enough to witness a form of traditional Japanese wedding ceremony while we were there! A must visit if you are around Tokyo. Tips: try not to use tripod in any shrine or temples. It is mostly prohibited in any part of Japan.
  • One of the popular and famous shrines in Tokyo. This is in the middle of a huge garden / park (you can also call it a forest).. very serene place, beautiful architecture and mesmerizing for a first time visitor like me. You will forget you are in a big metropolitan like Tokyo while you are in here... Must visit place if you are in Tokyo.
  • Another touristy spot for tourist I guess 🤣 what else is there to say! An interesting temple to discover the past. A bit of a walk through the forest is required to enter this place. You can write wishes in the paper or hang them in the small wooden board and wishes do come true 🤭☺️
  • One of the most amazing place to visit in Japan after you have enough dose of high rise and technology oriented visits. Verdant forest like atmosphere, Japanese marvel in gardening, never ending trails, beautiful shrine, some really old trees to keep your senses at seventh level. You will forget you are in the world's most populated city and even a trace of modernization once in. Just opposite to the main gate is Takeshita Dori (Dori=street) where you can indulge into shopping. Shop till you drop place for youngsters and souvenir hunters.

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