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Meiji Jingu, Shibuya

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Pay your respects to the deified Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, at Meiji Jingu, 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. Our Tokyo travel itinerary planner makes visiting Meiji Jingu and other Tokyo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Meijijingu shrine site staff 遼 闊, 諾 sod the rest of the stub tree wood is applicable insert short 暫. Meijijingu shrine defensive CP value is 蠻 high, very applicable insert bought gifts in the future. Posted by bought defensive finish also had 100 yen to chasing after 籤 terms of Cardinality, three kind of DETAB for Ying ying and day, it is worth a play. Other than that. Sell Toilet quite dry cleans the Park area, Chamber pot is hot, this is true but let people is worth the smallest places.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Its hard to beleive in the middle of one of the biggest cities on earth you could come across a serene and cultural place, but you can by visiting the Meiji Jingu Shrine. This place has to be on your ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Cool Garden during the summer. Serenity of the Garden gives peace to visitors. At the Shrine compound, many wedding couples in traditional clothes. Some with matchmaker and interesting rites performed...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    It was a peaceful and beautiful place. The garden was the highlight for me (unfortunately it's the only place you have to pay money to enter: 500yen). The shrine itself would have been nice if it wasn't turned into a construction site during my visit. The shrine itself was covered in tarp, followed by loud construction noise. I'd say it's still worth a visit, even though, in my opinion, there are better gardens and shrines in Tokyo.
  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful and peaceful shinto shrine. The walk through the forest is a great way to get into the peaceful setting. The actual shrine is beautiful. A great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful park and entrance to the Shinto shrine. There's also a garden that you can visit. A very nice stroll in the park. During cherry blossom season it's super super crowded. Feels like you're not in a city, very peaceful.
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful gardens to explore a perfect get away from the busy city streets. Seeing the Iris garden and the water lilies were amazing. I visited in the late spring so they were in full bloom.
  • June 19, 2017
    Magnificent shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoten some years after their deaths. The forest is brilliant. Crowded but wonderful during festivals and New Year's Eve.

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