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Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

4.6
#2 of 5,475 in Things to do in 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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  • Located in one of the prime location of Tokyo this temple is really awesome and peaceful.Loved sound of birds while sitting.  more »
  • came along here our first day back from 2 weeks exploring down to hiroshima and back. love visiting this spot. built in 1915-26, destroyed during the war and rebuilt in 1958. built on 170 acres that.....  more »
  • The Meiji-Shrine is located adjacent to the Yoyogi Park and together they represent something that could be called Shibuyas green lung, to me. While Shibuya is more commonly known for its famous...  more »
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  • I was lucky enough to spot a traditional wedding taking place on the day I visited, which I'm told is not uncommon. Just made it all the more special for a first-time visitor! Gorgeous place, very peaceful. Had I known it opens super early (sometimes 5am) I would have tried to catch the sunrise! But I reckon it's just as beautiful regardless of the time of day
  • 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.
  • Beautiful temple! A very walkable area. We weren't able to explore as much as we would have liked to, as a traditional wedding was taking place at the time. It was so cool to see the wedding traditions in action and we were really excited to witness it! Note: Visited prior to Covid, so things may be a little different.
  • I went there to see autumn leaves but i guess it was kinda early. So I'm planning to go next month also. Nice and calm place. Recommend for people who like to walk and a nice place to experience the religious side of Japan also.
  • The temple is so famous and is one of the MUST visit every new year day. I went there one time on the 1st day of year. There're thousands of people got in line with us to enter the main place for praying on the New Year day. Lately, there were event on the day I visited (November 23). So many great products from other provinces offer to the temple.

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