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Meijijingu Gaien

1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0013, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 9 activities in Shinjuku
Type: Parks
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San Diego, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I've seen a lot of Japanese shrines but this one was extra breathtaking if your down for a stroll. The grounds the Shrine is inside of are beautiful and yet eerie peaceful at the same time. We took our time and walked the whole park on our way to Hirajuku fashion area. This builds up a good apatite for lunch... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Surprisingly, everyone I take here for a visit love it. It's one of the only two that the Emporer visits,the other being Ise shrine. On a good day you can see a traditional Japanese wedding. It's located in Harajuku and if you go on Sunday, you can see the kids whoso desperately need attention dressed up in their wacky outfits... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A nice green space and shrine in the middle of the city. Only steps away from the Harajuku train station, but feels a world away from the hustle & bustle. Free to enter.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

While the first incarnation of the shrine was burned down in WWII, the rebuild was completed exactly like the original and celebrates Emperor Meiji and his wife, who transformed Japan into a modern country while still valuing its traditions. Even though it was ‘early’, many people were coming in to do their last shrine visits for the year and there... More

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We loved the traditions of the shrine and walking around the whole area. Our daughters loved seeing Japanese ladies in their traditional dresses and we were lucky to see a couple of weddings.

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The access is free, you are welcome by a majestuous alley of mature trees, walking under their shadows is quit an experience. We were lucky enough to assist at a Japanese tradionnal ceremony within the main temple courtyard.

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