Meiji Jingu Shrine

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

About Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

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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Meiji Jingu Shrine Information

  • 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.

Meiji Jingu Shrine Ticket Prices

  • 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.

Meiji Jingu Shrine Opening and Closing Hours

  • 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.

How To reach Meiji Jingu Shrine by Public Transport

  • Harajuku or Yoyogi station- 5mins walk.

Restaurants Near Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Things to Know Before Visiting Meiji Jingu Shrine

  • 95% of people who visit Tokyo include Meiji Jingu Shrine in their plan

  • 71.18% of people start their Meiji Jingu Shrine visit around 06 AM - 07 AM

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

89.15% 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.

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Meiji Jingu Shrine Tour Reviews

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    On 30-May-2017

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  • My favourite ever place in Tokyo. A quiet, serene area where I could really think about things in my life, in the heart of busy Tokyo. Absolutely beautiful shrine. Beautiful architecture and layout. Huge tori gates perfect for photos. A great selection of omamori (luck charms) to bring home to your family and yourself. Good walk to reflect and enjoy your life in nature as there are many forest trees surround with fresh air.

  • My favourite shrine in Tokyo. We arrived there around 9AM before it got crowded. Because of that, we were able to enjoy a peaceful walk around the shrine/ gardens. Make sure you wear comfy walking shoes as it’s quite big if you plan to see everything there.

  • A fair amount of things to do - visitors can try various traditional activities such as buying a fortune card with a poem on it by Emperor Meiji, pray, write down thoughts or prayers on ema plates or simply view the shrine. The shrine itself was traditional and nice to see, and the huge gates outside it were amazing. The forest surrounding it is pleasant and it's a good place to visit if in Japan, as it is one of the most popular shrines.

  • 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.

  • One of most popular shrine in Tokyo. Near Harajuku. Very large, and you need some hours to stroll around. Here you can see a glimpse of a Japanese traditional wedding ceremony.

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