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Meijijingu Gaien

Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #6 of 65 Attractions in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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19 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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90 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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160 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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