We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Shrine and park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Meijijingu Gaien

Meijijingu Gaien
1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013, Tokyo Prefecture (Akasaka / Roppongi)
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 96 things to do in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Shrine and park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Major shrine is worth a visit. Iris garden blooms in June.

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

183 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    100
    24
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great walk through some beautiful gardens before reaching the shrine.
We were lucky enough to witness a wedding at the shrine during our visit.
It was also the celebration of 100 years since Emperor Meiji died and so they had a special exhibition on detailing his life and accomplishments. Very interesting and would recommend people visit.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“A small forest in the heart of Tokyo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

It is a good twenty minute walk from the entrance to the main Shrine. The walk takes you along a wide path through a quite densely wooded park away from all of the noise of Tokyo. There is a restaurant, tea room and toilets along the way.
The Shrine is a popular place for weddings and while we were there saw two wedding processions in the full Shinto style.

Visited April 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Magelang, Indonesia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Big, beautiful shrine and garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The shrine and the garden surround it were beautiful, and relaxing. Close to Harajuku area, but the place is so relaxing and peaceful, a great way to escape from the bustling neighbourhood. You can also learn more about Emperor Meiji from the big baliho along the way to the shrine, a very good information if you like history lesson.

Visited April 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Peaceful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I was lucky that when I reached the shrine there was a wedding ongoing. So I got to see the bride in her kimono and the rest of her family and guests all dressed up in traditional finery

Visited November 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Meijijingu Gaien also viewed

 

Been to Meijijingu Gaien? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Meijijingu Gaien, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.