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Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Address: 1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3379-5511
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05:45 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 05:45 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was...

Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was dedicated to Emperor and Empress Meiji. Completed in 1920, repairs were required after the shrine was damaged during World War II.

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Lovely shrine

Meiji Shrine is liked most shrines in Japan, with their signature structure. But one thing I like about them is the long walk under the nice cool shadow of very large and tall... read more

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Meiji Shrine is liked most shrines in Japan, with their signature structure. But one thing I like about them is the long walk under the nice cool shadow of very large and tall trees to get there. It was such a zen and calm feeling and you even can hear the birds chirp. In the middle of crowded and loud... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful shrine. Wonderful to watch the Japanese and their culture. From cleansing prior to entering the temple, to offering a prayer it was a nice way to learn about the people. There were many families bringing their children for the 3-5-7 ceremony which was fun to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's worth the walk. Every weekend there is something going on. Awesome display of the sake and wine barrels. I visited when it was snowing so it added an extra special ambiance for the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great site to walk around and take in the beautiful scenery and history of the place. This is a must-visit for shrine and nature enthusiasts!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful tranquil surroundings and a lovely gentle walk through the trees. The shrine occupies a small part of sprawling forested grounds. Visited this shrine on a Sunday when the park was full of people, many families with children dressed in traditional clothing- great for photo opportunities as the families were very happy to pose for photographs. There was also a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked the longer route to the Shrine but the scenery was nice. Wide, forested walking path gave a feeling of being out of the city. Very impressive Shrine and grounds. Souvenir stand located near the shrine. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I traveled with our 1 year old and friends. It's quite amazing how well maintained the grounds are. We went early and there were already man people. The great thing is that like most of Japan everything is very orderly. There is easy access for strollers so feel free to bring it with you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful shrine, located inside the nice Yoyogi park, the surrounding is so beautiful. we went on 23 Nov, which is the public holiday, there was an event there, and also lots of flowers and decorations made of fruits and vegetables, so unique and special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with a guide who gave us the history of the park which I always find helpful. We were lucky enough to be there on a "Lucky Day" in mid November. Parents bring their 3-5-7 year old children in traditional dress to the Shrine for good luck. We also saw a traditional Japanese wedding. The shrine itself was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Meiji Shrine twice. We had booked a tour with Viator which took in the shrine an a Friday. Yes, it was impressive. However, as with some tours you never get enough time to really experience the religious feel of the shrine. On the Saturday we decided to go to The Samurai museum with a view of revisiting... More 

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There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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