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Meijijingu Gaien

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Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013, Tokyo Prefecture

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Wonderful Temple With Huge Torii

I went there in June, 2010. How to go: Get down at Harajuku station and it is only at 5 mins.walk from there. There won't be any difficulty to find this shrine, as it has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I went there in June, 2010. How to go: Get down at Harajuku station and it is only at 5 mins.walk from there. There won't be any difficulty to find this shrine, as it has a huge "torii" in front of it. Area is also very huge and well maintained. You'll get even a sword in the souvenir shop outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It's a large garden in a bustling city, good to avoid the hustle and bustle, and at the same time immerse one self in the traditional architecture and cultural charm.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Beautiful big wooded shrine that is so peaceful. A couple of entrances - you can walk towards Harajuku

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I encountered the park surrounding Meiji Jingu when I was trying to find a Mexican food festival. After receiving very vague directions from a friend we got off at the wrong station and ended up walking through this park to try and locate the festival. While we weren't in the right location, it was a wonderful stroll through huge, green... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This street is lined with Ginko trees and in autumn is spectacular. Best to arrive on foot since parking can be very difficult. A breath taking view.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was fortunate to be at the park when the ginkgo trees were all yellow (perhaps a week or two too late from peak), and the leaves were all over the ground. It was a beautiful scene and, although there were many hundreds of others there, I felt very peaceful.

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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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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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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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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.