Meiji Jingu, Tokyo

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Meiji Jingu, Tokyo Reviews

  • An oasis of quiet in the middle of Tokyo. Very nice wide walkways surrounded by forest. The shrine itself was under construction and not too accessible, but the natural beauty of the walks more than made up for it. Perfect place to spend some time walking and a great way to get out of the summer heat and into some shade.

  • Such a cool place. If you walk around some of the paths to the north, you can avoid the crowds, which makes the experience that much better. Already planning to go back ⛩

  • One of the largest shrines in Tokyo area I have seen, very well covered with lush green trees. Giant Tori gates are very welcoming. During new year the place is super crowded.

  • Fantastic place to visit. Very tranquil and peaceful. It's only around the corner from the station, yet once you enter the shrine, the outside noise from the city just disappears.

  • PSA: The main temple is undergoing renovation for its reopening in 2020, so be prepared to not be able to visit the main temple building. This is easily one of my top tourist attractions in Tokyo, despite me not being able to visit the main temple building due to renovation works. The entire area housing the shrine is huge, where guests need to walk past tall forest trees and gravel roads before reaching the shrine. Meiji Shrine does not feel like the metropolitan Tokyo at all, with it being surrounded by nature. It felt like I was out in the countryside. Really enjoyed the serene and peaceful vibe given off by this place, as well as the fresh air. A good break from the hectic atmosphere of Tokyo where you can just stroll leisurely and admire the nature and historical building. Just make sure to bring water, some snacks and dress comfortably as there is quite a bit of walking involved.

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