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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Tallinn, Estonia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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353 reviews 353 reviews
149 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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tokyo
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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
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23 helpful votes 23 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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