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Meijijingu Gaien

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

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Nice Temple

It's a nice Japanese style temple. If you are going to Kyoto you are probably better off skipping and experiencing other parts of Tokyo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my walk through here. It felt, very Japanese, the experience I was looking for since I was not going to Kyoto. It even had a temple that you could be apart of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Planted 100 years plus ago to commemorate the passing of the then current Emperor and Empress, this Shrine and forest is peaceful and quite stunning to walk through. A real contrast to busy high rise Tokyo. At the Shrine we saw a traditional Japanese wedding taking place. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

It's a nice Japanese style temple. If you are going to Kyoto you are probably better off skipping and experiencing other parts of Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

One of the nicest shrines during our visit to Japan. Park surrounding the shrine is absolutely beautful. To visit either head to Meiji Jingu metro station or take the train to Harajuku station. You are 5 minutes walk from both station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Right in mid-city. Love to walk in this park. It is worth to get into the shrine and the pond although everyone has to pay extra 50 yen for a reason. Chill and scary to walk at dawn. Bring extra warm clothes during winter and spring. Take your camera, extra batteries and memory card. Or if your bring hi-tech phone,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was raining when we went to Harajuku, so there were few people in costumes, but the nearby Yoyogi park and Meiji Temple were gorgeous. I was lucky, there was a Shinto wedding going on so I got to see a beautiful bride, her entire entourage and the whole trappings. Just lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Calm, peaceful, serene, must visit ! A short walk which was beautiful, a change from the hustle and bustle of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Large gardens with peaceful atmosphere. We started from Yoyogi station and returned via Harijuku. Many people were praying at temple but photography is only allowed around temple. Usual souvenir stalls and fortune telling sticks were fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Walking amongst the trees here immediately made me forget I had just been on a very busy train arriving at the bustling Harajuku Station. The gardens and Shrine are a short walk from the Station - the quiet, and the fresh air, are very welcome. Friends and I spent a few hours walking the peaceful gardens, visiting the shrine itself,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Coming from Shinjuku by foot we entered the Park from the back entrance and instantly felt as if we were in a different place and time. The air was - unlike everywhere else in Tokyo - really good and smelled of spring and all the plants surrounding us. :) After a little walk through the park you reach one of... More 

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