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Meiji Shrine明治神宮


This Shinto shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, and its grounds consist of an inner and outer garden as well as the Meiji Kinenkan, which can be used as a venue for weddings and other ceremonies. A lush forest occupies the inner garden area; beloved as a rare green space in the heart of Tokyo, highlights include the magnificent Honden front shrine; wooden torii gate which is the largest in Japan; the Gyoen garden, which requires a small fee to enter but which is beautiful year-round; and the Kiyomasa Well (located in the Gyoen garden), from which samurai lord Kato Kiyomasa personally drew water. The outer garden is a Japanese-style garden which preserves how the area looked when it was still largely wilderness; highlights include a broadleaf tree-enshrouded walking path; South Pond on which bloom lotuses; and some 1,500 Japanese iris plants spanning 150 varieties which Emperor Meiji had planted for Empress Shoken - the best time to see the irises is from late May through mid-June. The outer garden spans Shinjuku Ward and Minato Ward and its facilities include the free Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, as well as tennis courts, a baseball stadium, and a variety of other sports facilities. In Fall 2019 as part of events commemorating the shrine's 100th anniversary, the Meiji Jingu Museum was opened to display treasures connected to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken which were formerly kept in the Meiji Jingu Homotsuden (Treasure Museum).


Tokyo Shibuya-ku (Shinjuku / YoyogiArea)

phone 0333795511

[Meiji Jingu Gyoen]
[Mar.-Oct.] 9:00-16:30
[June.] Monday-Friday8:00-17:00/Saturday/Sunday8:00-18:00
[Nov.-Feb.] 9:00-16:00 ¥¥ [Meiji Jingu Museum] ¥ 10:00-16:30 (Latest entry16:00)

Review of Meiji Jingu Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/26 tells all about japanese architecture
very good to walk around see the intricate work of art of this shrine for its Japanese architecture and one can see people all over the world.
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Beautiful walk in nature to get to shrine!
Beautiful walk to get to the main shrine. If you have time wander around and soak in the nature in the middle of the busy city.

We came here on a rainy day and unfortunately while it was under a...
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Peaceful - Meiji Shrine
Of historical importance, ⛩ Shinto Shrine/Complex area is relatively peaceful, a stark contrast to the Harajuka streets right outside its main gates.

Worth a visit but there is no “wow” factor here.

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Tokyo Shibuya-ku [ map ]
Shinjuku / YoyogiArea
[Meiji Jingu Gyoen]
[Mar.-Oct.] 9:00-16:30
[June.] Monday-Friday8:00-17:00/Saturday/Sunday8:00-18:00
[Nov.-Feb.] 9:00-16:00 ¥¥ [Meiji Jingu Museum] ¥ 10:00-16:30 (Latest entry16:00)
[Meiji Jingu Museum]Thursday (excluding Public holidays), Other Irregular holidays) exhibition replacement periods etc.)
[Meiji Jingu Gyoen]
[Maintenance Cooperation money]500yen

[Meiji Jingu Museum]
[General] 1,000yen (20 people and above 900yen for groups)
[High School Students or less] 900yen
[Elementary School Students less] Free
Parking Lot
Available 50spaces (3spaces Available for physically handicapped)
*For general people, please use the worshiper's parking
*Please use public transportation as much as possible
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
*Tel is a representative number.
*[Meiji Jingu Museum]03-3379-5875
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Yes (parents are required for children under elementary school age)
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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