Meiji Jingu Shrine

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  • Address: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-333795511
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Japan has a very special relationship with its royal family. The Japanese Diet (governing body) commemorated Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken by enshrining them at the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Emperor Meiji brought about wide-spread change in Japanese society and politics by opening up of trade and policies with other nations of the western world. The Meiji era is marked by the confluence of Western-meets- Eastern and rapid industrialization and growth. The shrine itself is a traditional Shinto shrine built in 1920. It was once destroyed in the World War II but was rebuilt after raising funds and completed in 1958. The garden grounds are spread over 700.000 square meters and has trees received as donations from all over the country! The most celebrated time to be at the shrine though is New Year's Eve, when thousands of people gather there to offer prayers and receive blessings for the year ahead!

Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo is one of the numerous places which take you closer to the Japanese culture. It is a great destination to visit for those who love the old world charm. Even though the tickets of Meiji Jingu Shrine are available free of cost, still you can give some donation here. Moreover, you can also opt for the Meiji Jingu Shrine tours to get the detailed tour of the shrine. Buy the Meiji Jingu Shrine tour tickets to get a detailed trip down the memory lane.

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  • Wear comfortable clothes and clothes appropriate for a shrine visit. That means no revealing or flashy clothes.
  • The temple opens at dawn and closes at sunset, so, strictly speaking there is no opening or closing time as such.

  • The temple visit is free but most people make offerings at the shrine starting from ¥10,000.
  • For ¥30,000 one can enjoy special religious dance and music.

  • Sometime opens at 5:40 am to  6:40am, according to the sunrise of that day- gardens open at all times.
  • Sometime closes at 4:20pm to 6:30, according to the sunset time of the day.

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  • Meiji Jingu Shrine Address: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
  • Meiji Jingu Shrine Contact Number: +81-333795511
  • Meiji Jingu Shrine Timing: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Meiji Jingu Shrine Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Meiji Jingu Shrine(preferred time): 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Meiji Jingu Shrine: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Tokyo include Meiji Jingu Shrine in their plan

  • 81.29% of people start their Meiji Jingu Shrine visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Meiji Jingu Shrine

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

86.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meiji Jingu Shrine

People normally club together Roppongi and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden while planning their visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

People also prefer to start their day with Meiji Jingu Shrine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    On 30-May-2017

    cool i guess.........................

  • Highly recommend. It is such a night respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. When you consider how big it is in such a populated city it makes you appreciate the benefits of nature more. I also recommend the garden (it costs money) but it is very beautiful, especially on spring when the irises are in bloom.

  • Many nice hiking and walking trails with shrines for prayers and wedding processions. Dogs and food are not allowed but you can buy food inside. They have fresh made meat and cheese food to buy

  • It's a really beautiful place to visit with heaps of interesting articles on info boards around the whole area and if your lucky enough you can even see wedding and such happen here, there are also some cool Sydney shops to buy from and on the weekend people offering free tours at the front of the Shrine

  • A great escape from the busy city outside. The trees here are huge, and the scenery is picturesque. It’s the place to be for a Sunday afternoon stroll and to pray.

  • In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo is the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Opened throughout the year, the shrine's park and foliage is only part of its attraction. Historically, it was created to enshrine the Emperor and Empress Meiji, according to Japan National Tourism Organization. Travel + Leisure reports that 30,000,000 people visit the site annually for everything from sacred food offering and prayers to cultural exhibitions and festivals.

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