Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden

Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden

Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden
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Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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  • Akshay Sharma
    New Delhi, India10,611 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an imperial garden!
    When you visit Meiji Shrine, there is a garden on the left hand side. In fact it is a combo of 3 gardens with a beautiful lake filled with lotus. It is an old Japanese garden well maintained with different flowering plants. A must see place. There is an entry ticket to this place.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 11, 2023
  • jjluke
    Calgary, Canada1,419 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A calming and relaxing segway from a busy district
    A few steps away from the main pathway to the shrine you'll find this wonderful garden which is a great way to experience some tranquility juxtaposed to the very busy touristy area. For a modest fee, you will be greeted by a beautiful display of flowers. Highly recommended if you are looking to get a breather. When we went, there were fewer tourists relative to the main pathway and shrine. If you found this review of interest, I would greatly appreciate a thumbs up so I know where to focus my future review efforts!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Chris L
    Mountain View, California196 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come in June for the irises
    This was my second visit, this time we arrived during the peak of iris season, which is the premier flower in this garden. Despite that, it didn't feel crowded. There's no indoor spaces (I don't believe the teahouse serves anything), but it's a beautiful set of photo opportunities, and not as crowded as Meiji Shrine.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Noé Fortie
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An oasis of tranquility amidst the urban chaos.
    The moment you pass through those towering wooden torii gates, you're transported to a serene world. The vast forested grounds are a breath of fresh air in the bustling city. The shrine itself is a place of reverence, and the chance to witness traditional Japanese weddings is a cultural treat. What struck me most was the contrast between the shrine's quiet beauty and the lively Harajuku neighborhood right outside its gates. It's not just a religious site; it's a glimpse into Japan's rich history and the perfect escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Meiji Shrine is a must-visit for anyone seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of Tokyo.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 23, 2023
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I visited the Imperial Garden after visiting the Shrine. There was an entrance fee to the garden. I feel it was worth it, but it's definitely not the best garden I've been to. There are nice trails around the garden and interesting plants. There were many trees that were wrapped up, I assume because some sort of insect? I did see a snake near the pond. I believe it's a rat snake so no danger. Who knew you would see wildlife in Tokyo. The trails are well marked and maintained. It was nice just to stroll through the garden enjoying the nature.
Written July 21, 2021
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India10,611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
When you visit Meiji Shrine, there is a garden on the left hand side. In fact it is a combo of 3 gardens with a beautiful lake filled with lotus. It is an old Japanese garden well maintained with different flowering plants. A must see place. There is an entry ticket to this place.
Written June 11, 2023
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15queen
Ota, Japan7,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
I was hearted in my favorite place....I sometimes come for walk....とても癒されてゆったりできるお気に入りの場所❣️ 沢山の人達がそれぞれの楽しみ方で散策している。青山の絵画館前の銀杏並木は素晴らしい。
Written November 21, 2020
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E C
Victoria, Australia267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a nice garden but unlike most you see in Japan I would not call this a manicured garden. Very tranquil and in spring this would be 5 out of 5 but unfortunately for autumn the Azalea garden is bare and a bit unsightly, in the Iris garden there are no Iris’ but the maples surrounding make up for it.
Written November 24, 2023
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Ginny D
Bristol, UK259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Lovely and massive park to visit! Really enjoyable visit. Plenty of drink vending machines to feed you fed too.
Written January 14, 2020
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
One if the most serene, idyllic place you will ever get in Tokyo. The pond full of carp is just the most gloriously secluded and peaceful place. I spent ages there justcrekaxi g, contemplating and taking a break from it all. It is impossiible to believe in this quiet space that you are in the middle of the biggest city in the world!
Lovely azalea garden and lily pond. Gorgeous winding woodland paths and a lovely sacred well.
It is 500 yen to go in and cheap at the price. A stunning strolling garden, just wonderful arful. A must see.
Written July 6, 2019
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christopher P
Melbourne, Australia295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
Heading to Tokyo for conference for work and as we had plenty of time to check in to the hotel till 3PM, arrived on a night fight and took the train to Shibuya and get off at the Harajuku station. Its a beautiful park with century old tree line with paths to walk throughout the gardens. A lot of history behind the dedicated to the Emperor Meiji & Empress Shoken. Even weddings take place at the shrine hall, we enjoyed our time for a peaceful walk and a coffee at the café.
Written June 16, 2019
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Ray1962
Baton Rouge, LA198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Visited with my 3 college age + children. It is a park like garden with paths winding through. My daughter greatly enjoyed taking photographs. Cost is ¥5000 per person. Oh, and we were not attacked by crows as the signage warns; the crows were a bit cheeky though.
Written June 3, 2019
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA554 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This garden is definitely worth visiting. The trails offer a nice way to meander around without getting lost or missing out on anything the garden has to offer. There is a lovely pond that you can walk near and see huge koi swimming around. There are m any beautiful plant species to enjoy. The shade is a great relief during the summer and there are several areas to sit and rest.
Written July 5, 2020
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Pascal D
Ghent, Belgium316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Impressed by the beauty and serenity around the shrine. Already at the main entrance I was overwhelmed of the beauty and natural emission of the immense "torii".It takes a rather long - but beautiful - walk to get to the shrine himself, but it is really worth it.
Written November 21, 2019
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