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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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 »
Hello Guys. I lived in Tokyo about 40 years. I just recommend around Tokyo Shrine. Actually Maiji Jingu and Ysukuni jinnja are not Real Japanese God. Meiji jingu enshrined is about 100 years ago..... more »
It was a rainy day but still worth it. There were some people in traditional wear walking through the shrine. They were very cool to see and it really set the tone for such a historical place. Really.... more »
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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