Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya

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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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  • Unbelievable that the outside of the busiest place like Shibuya and Harajuku will have the most beautiful garden, peaceful and cool down you mind like this place. Thrill to see and touch the huge tree...  more »
  • Get off at Harajuku Station you can reach the temple, choose from the station follow the directions the entrance to the temple is directly on the road, you can also access it from the park but when we were there it was closed access. Surely a wonder Bulls at the beginning of the trail are majestic you will feel an Ant compared to these massive structures. To see and travel far and wide consider at least 3 hours to walk the whole trail.
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  • A must-visit shrine which is situated near Harajuku street. The grand gates and majestic old trees make the atmosphere super relaxing. Very easy to reach by JR train or subway.  more »
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  • One of the largest shrines in Tokyo. Giant Wooden Tori gates are very welcoming. A nice park to take a break and have a walk from the crowds in the city. The entrance and all the route to the shrine is flanked by old trees which form a canopy above your head. There are fortunes available for only ¥100. Many other souvenirs are available. If you are lucky, you can see Japanese traditional wedding here. Must visit place.
  • One of the most largest shrines in Tokyo and the welcoming Wooden Tori gates in the entrance is a great photo spot. After a walk in the beautiful landscape you will arrive at the front of the actual shrine deep inside the forest. Throw a coin and pray your prayers and have a look at the ornaments and souvenirs the Mikos (Shrine Maiden) sell. Tripods are not allowed in the shrine.
  • This is one of my favourite places in Tokyo. It's such a weird feeling...almost like stepping into a time machine and travelling 100s of years back in time as you walk the path that feels like you're going deep into a Forrest. It's hard to believe this exists in a city of 40 million people and no space to waste. Be respectful...don't be a dick gaijin and obey the signs that say no pics when you get to the actual shrine.
  • Around the shrine is the most tranquil park you can find. I’m here in spring and the walk was so refreshing. Ample space to walk and the trees were just inviting. It was shady and cooling even though it was in the early afternoon. A great way to start the day.
  • Very open, wide walking space that's shaded by trees, a nice walk to the shrine, can get crowed at times, free to enter, can pay to go to the side garden or other things. Beyond the shrine is the floral garden, which when is not open, the area and the paths leading to and away from it are very quiet and tranquil. Highly recommended for those visiting to make a quick stop and see this beauty. Can view everything within an hour or two.
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