Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya: Address, Phone Number, Meiji Jingu Shrine Reviews: 4.5/5

Meiji Jingu Shrine
4.5
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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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Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,700 contributions
Large Shrine in an Even Lager Park
Jul 2021
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 the size and peacefulness of the shrine. It was somewhat busy when I was here on a weekday. The shrine was beautiful and the complex was large. If visiting, be respectful it's not just an attraction but a religious site. After the park, I enjoyed walking around the park. Great area!
Written 21 July 2021
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totechite
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
Where is good Shrine near Tokyo.
Jul 2021 • Solo
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 Meiji Emperor.
And Yasukuni Jinja is killed in war.
But I recommended Meiji Jingu if you want get feel "What is Shrine" coz good atmosphere. Good sightseeing place.

You should go to ISE JINGU if you wanna see Real Japanese God.
This is real Japanese God of God in there.
Their history is about 2000 years

But Very far from Tokyo.
I recommend go to HIE JINJA at Akasaka Tokyo.
This shrine is very historical. About 800 years

Each Japanese shrine has meaning.
Example
Shrine A : Good for health.
Shrine B : Good for study.
Shrine C : Aviation God.
etc

You should find meaning before chosen go to Japanese Shrine .

Good luck.
Written 16 July 2021
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Rae
271 contributions
Nature walk in heart of city
Apr 2021 • Solo
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 close off the harajuku train station stop, and a beautiful wooded walk.
Written 10 May 2021
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Christina S
Tokyo, Japan5 contributions
Awesome
Feb 2021 • Solo
Located in one of the prime location of Tokyo this temple is really awesome and peaceful.Loved sound of birds while sitting.
Written 26 March 2021
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jarmwr40
British Columbia, Canada3,125 contributions
always a wonderful visit.
Oct 2020
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 contain 120,000 trees, and 325 different spaces.
the day we were there just happened to be the start of the 4 day autumn grand festival, so that was wonderful to see people attired in traditional wear.
a lovely autumn day.
have seen traditional weddings here and lovely chrysanthemum exhibits, a special place.
we were here in oct. 2019 and due to covid I've only just written this now.
probably our last visit to japan, a wonderful country to explore.
Written 12 February 2021
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,786 contributions
Beautiful and spiritual place in otherwise busy Shibuya!
Feb 2020
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 crossing and vivid nightlife, does it obviously have more to offer than its Urban landmarks. The Meiji Shrine area with its spritual and environmental perks is certainly one of them. Plenty of things to see and learn about here, which visitors can discover while taking an easy and picturesque stroll.
Written 4 January 2021
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Akadama
1 contribution
Meiji shrine
Dec 2020
Wandering in the serene dense woods of the Meiji shrine make me feel refresh and undisturbed. There is the biggest “Torii” of Japan standing outside the shrine. Meiji shrine is one of the important temples in Japan because of the history, which can date back to 100 years ago to worship the emperor of time. Millions of people around the world come to Meiji shrine to appreciate the beauty and the peace, especially on the New Year’s Day. If you come to Tokyo, Meiji shrine is definitely a place you must visit.
Written 2 January 2021
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan2,163 contributions
A world so full of nature you'd swear you were in Tokyo
Jan 2021
東京を代表する神社の一つ。伊勢神宮のように鬱蒼とした森に囲まれ、晴れた日には燦燦と降り注ぐ木漏れ日が気持ちいい。これが人工の森だとは思わせない程に、自然環境のサイクルに委ねられ、人の手は最小限しか入っていない。神社の参拝をしなくても、散歩コースとしてピッタリなスポットだと思う。
山手線を挟んですぐ東側が原宿の商店街であるため、神社の境内の東側はやや人の喧騒が感じられる。しかし社殿に進むにつれてその喧騒は薄れ、本当に都内なのかと思うくらいに自然の音で満たされる。休日や年末年始は多くの人が訪れるため、明治神宮の静寂な雰囲気を味わうには平日の早朝がお勧めだ。
社殿をはじめ、鳥居などの様々な建物は、質素であり典型的な神社の建築構造であるが、それゆえに過度な主張をすることなく神社という聖域に見事に溶け込んでいるように見える。東京を代表するスポットではあるが、あまり固くなりすぎず肩の力を抜きゆったりと境内を歩いてみるといいかもしれない。

The Meiji Shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo. Like Ise Jingu, it is surrounded by a dense forest, and on a sunny day, you'll feel the brilliant sunlight filtering through the trees. You'll be surprised to learn that this is a man-made forest. There is minimal human care in the forest, and everything is left to the cycle of the natural environment. Even if you don't visit the shrine, it is a perfect spot for a walk.
As the east side of the shrine is the shopping district of Harajuku, you will feel a bit of the hustle and bustle of people as you walk along the east side of the shrine grounds. However, the hustle and bustle fades away as you proceed to the shrine building in the center of the grounds. You will feel so filled with the sounds of nature that you will wonder if you are really in Tokyo. Since many people visit the shrine on holidays and during the year-end and New Year holidays, early mornings on weekdays are recommended to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Meiji Shrine.
The shrine main hall, torii gates, and various other buildings are simple and typical of the architectural structure of a shrine, but because of this, they seem to blend in perfectly with the sanctuary of the shrine without being overly assertive. Although it is one of the most popular spots in Tokyo, it would be a good idea to walk around the shrine grounds in a relaxed manner without being too rigid.
Written 2 January 2021
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valeriadp21
Vina del Mar, Chile19 contributions
Breathtaking
Jan 2020
This was one of my favorite places to visit while in Tokyo. I could not believe that this shrine was right next to Harajuku since the streets were very crowded and noisy, but once you reached the shrine everything was quiet and ceremonial.
The surroundings are absolutely beautiful: there's a forest, an ikebana display where you can buy bonzai, and an amazing display of barrils made of straws that cointain sake. The locals were very sweet and taught us how to pray, how to purify ourselves with water and how to make a wish in a little piece of wood that would late be burnt by the monks. This is an absolute must for people visiting Tokyo.
Written 4 December 2020
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Raymond
Los Angeles, CA716 contributions
a nice retreat in the city
Nov 2019 • Solo
If there is a place that can make you forget you’re in a huge bustling city like Tokyo, walking towards this shrine is the place!
You start walking into an area that is nicely wooden and gives you the impression that you are walking through some wilderness towards the shrine.
The shrine itself was nice and is definitely worth a stop if you have some time in Tokyo.
It’s a nice escape from the busy-ness of this cool city.
Written 7 October 2020
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