Meiji Shrine

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).

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Update date:2024.06.18

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[Meiji Jingu Gyoen] [Mar.--Octo.] 9:00-16:30 [June.] Monday-Friday 8:00-17:00/Saturday/Sunday 8:00-18:00 [Nov.- Feb.] 9:00-16:00 [Meiji Jingu Museum] 10:00-16:30 (Last entry 16:00)
[Meiji Jingu Museum] Thursdays (excluding public holidays), other Irregular holidays (exhibition replacement periods, etc.)
[Meiji Jingu Gyoen] [Maintenance Cooperation money]500yen[Meiji Jingu Museum][General]1,000yen (Group 20people and above900yen)[High school students and below]900yen[Elementary school students and below]Free
Parking Lot
Available (50 spaces, 3 spaces available for parking for people with disabilities)
※General visitors should use the parking lot for worshipers
※Please use public transportation as much as possible
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※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 (elementary school students and younger must be accompanied by a guardian)
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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