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Meijijingu Gaien

1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0013, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 12 Activities in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Adventure
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice place to walk around after a long flight. Quiet tree lined avenues and a nice temple in the middle.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Spent more of my Tokyo trip exploring the city, shopping, and eating instead of visiting attractions. However, I did make a visit to the Meiji Shrine and found it is worth a short visit but not a place where you will spend a lot of time. There are several entrances to the shrine which is located in the middle of... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our first sight in Japan was this one, it is nice temple located in forest area. You will encounter lot of people going the same way, but the path is so big it will not be a problem at all. Temple itself belongs between bigger ones, with nice big tree infront. It is nice, but Japan has so many better... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had really expected something special but but this is just another shrine allbeit a big one. It's free so that's a plus. It's full of tourists no locals around but I did see a bit if a traditional wedding so that was nice. This place is nothing special, some of the smaller local shrines are far better and full... More

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Silsden, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I love Japan and have visited the country many times. Visited Meijijingu many years ago and, to be honest, I will not return. Yes, it is a culturally important place, it is very peaceful and it is not crowded (aspects that appeal to me). But it did nothing for me, it was very uninteresting. Open spaces, tree-lined pathways, a few... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This almost 100 year old shine is very central located (Shibuya). It is located in a sizeable 70 HA forest through which you walk through a number gates to get to the shrine itself. Approximately 1 km from the entrance gate to the the shrine. It is not only a worthwhile experience for all ages, but also a good way... More

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San Diego, CA
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

So very peaceful and beautiful. You can see this park from the top of Tokyo Government Building. From there all you can see is a huge area of trees. While there it feels like you have escaped the bustling city and can enjoy the beautiful elements of nature.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Walking through the Meiji Jingu was such an enjoyable experience in the cool February weather and I wished I had more time to explore the place further. Entrance is free, but there is a fee for entry to certain places.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Meiji Jingu is Shinto religion's place of worship, located in the heart of Tokyo. It is a beautiful site with tall shady trees and unique temple. The area is very spacious but comfortable to walk along. I wish I could go back there in near future!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were on a JTB/Sunrise Tour booked through Japanican.com Meiji Jingu Shrine was one of the stops and we enjoyed the gardens. It was kind-of like a reminder of how the old ways of life worked, and it was right in the heart of Tokyo. Very special. You can buy blocks of wood to write a scroll message on it,... More

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