Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo
About Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo
Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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.
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
- Restaurant I
- Bistor Daltemist
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A very serene and quiet place in the middle of a bustling city. A very nice park to have a walk and to take a break from the crowds in the city. A beautiful shrine (but it was under renovation when I went so didn't see too much).
Incredible place! You can even write a prayer. It is polite to wash your hands and mouth before entering which we didn't know until we left. The surrounding forest is beautiful and very tranquil.
A very serene place. One can sit for hours and contemplate. Has dedicated parking areas for the shrine visitors.
One of the best Shinto Shrine. It was dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken. It covered very huge area, largely evergreen forest. Very good place to relax and enjoyed the peaceful surrounding.
Scenic and serene. A good place to relax after a hectic week. But weekends can be quite busy and pack with visitors
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