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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  • 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.
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