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Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was dedicated to Emperor and Empress Meiji. Completed in 1920, repairs were required after the shrine was damaged during World War II.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Tokyo
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1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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+81 3-3379-5511
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My wife and I went out of ur way to visit this shrine and I am so glad we need. This beautifully peaceful place was gorgeous to see and to be immersed in and I felt privileged to visit here. Don't just stop at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Todd_Gogol
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great for photo-taking & a great walk in the forest to reach the shrine. Witness a traditional wedding procession at the shrine. Many kids were also dressed in traditional costumes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bier_lin
Reviewed 3 days ago

You wouldn't have guessed that there's a huge shine located at the heart of Shibuya. This shrine reminds me so much of my trip to Korea last year. The park that we went has the same feeling with this shrine. For nature lovers, you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gjie2cute
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've reviewed Meiji Jingu before. This time I'd like to talk about the amazing trees that surround it as well as the lovely garden nearby. The approach to Meiji Jingu is characterized by very wide pedestrian boulevards in a great forest. Whoever designed the shrine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pamelaao2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful shrine with giant ancient trees flanking the pathway. It’s a decent walk from the entrance to the shrine. Well worth it. Be prepared for crowds year-round as it’s a major attraction and next to the huge shopping district next to Harajuku station. I went...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ShizueH4
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The shrine itself is beautiful but the walk from the park entrance in harajuku, to me, is the more memorable experience. An impressive arch welcomes visitors at the entrance and the wide path leading to the shrine is flanked by tall, majestic trees which just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sychim
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times and certainly worth the trip. So peaceful in the centre of Tokyo chaos. Take some time to look around and enjoy the serenity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaelcA506JZ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This shrine is quite different from Asakusa. It is a must see. Be ready to walk far but the walk is worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank evaldez2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This reminds me of Central Park in NYC. Once you go in, you forget there's a busy city around it. There's a tea house where we had traditional matcha tea - it was tasty and the experience was amazing. A must see if you're in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KellyS197
Reviewed 1 week ago

Approached along a wide path with overhanging trees gives the grounds a peaceful feel. On reaching the Shrine, the old wooden buildings make you think of Japan’s past. We visited on a Sunday and saw a number of traditional wedding processions during the couple of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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ashleysM4005GF
November 6, 2018|
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Response from T0ny_O1 | Reviewed this property |
It's open every day between sunrise and sunset. You can check their website for what these specific times are per month
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simoneadamiuk
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Rovi Kristel I | Reviewed this property |
There is no specific month that this place is busy but to make sure, just try visiting this during weekdays. And avoid holidays as well
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February 26, 2018|
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JasLee14
Toronto, Canada
7 days in tokyo (0 Replies)
Hi, Me and 2 friends are leaving Japan next week flying into Osaka and out of Tokyo. We have already decided on our overall itinerary for the 2 week trip and all accom is booked (1 day Osaka, 1 day Fukuoka for the Sumo, 1 day Hiroshima/Miyajima, 1 day Mt Koya and 3 days Kyoto). Now I'm starting to look at the individual places. We're staying in hostels out in Asakusa. My thoughts for Tokyo are Day 1 (sun) - Meiji Jingu shrine, Yoyogi Park, Harajuko, Shibuya Day 2 (mon) - Fish...More
November 07, 2010|
Logan & Kallsy - Pages of Travel
Springdale, Arkansas
First trip to Japan!!!! (15 day itinerary) (5 Replies)
こんにちは everyone! My wife and I are planning a trip this June for about 15/16 days in Japan. I was wondering if any of you pros would mind commenting on our itinerary as well as giving us some suggestions on places we should see! Our current rough itinerary is: Fly into Osaka and stay there for 4 Days - Stay near Dotonbori - Have a day trip to Nara to see the Todaiji temple, and Nara park - See Floating garden, Osaka castle and park, maybe Minami for some shopping/dining ...More
January 22, 2015|
Response fromNao H|
You should put Hiroshima after Kyoto, since you have to use JR Pass on consective days. If you fly out of Kansai Airport again, you should activate it when leaving Kyoto for Hiroshima and return back to Osaka(or Kyoto) after 7 days If you fly out of Tokyo Airport, you should activate it when leaving Kyoto for Hiroshima and reach Tokyo within 7 days. With JR Pass, stopovers at Takayama, Matsumoto or anywhere in central Japan are possible and it can be used for Nikko Day trip from Tokyo.
HYK
Palo Alto, California
Itinerary feedback for 12 day trip with kids (4 Replies)
Hello! I have learned so much reading these forums! Thank you for all the shared wisdom. I will be traveling to Japan with my family in June. We have two daughters, ages 11 and 9, and I would love some feedback on this itinerary. We are an active family, who enjoy hiking. Also enjoy eating and looking forward to department store food halls. Friday, June 2: Flight from US Saturday, June 3: Arrive Tokyo evening, Staying in Shibuya Sunday, June 4: Tokyo Day 1: West side sights:...More
May 06, 2017|
Response fromSelsy|
I think your itinerary is pretty good, and fairly realistic. You're covering two weekends, where you will be in popular and busy places so some crowds will be unavoidable. Day 1 - this area is particularly busy on a Sunday, but I can also understand why you would want to be here on a Sunday. I'd say just be mentally prepared this, and stick with your plans. At Meiji-jingu, be sure to go to the garden, which is an extra charge, but the irises will be flowering. This is a really beautiful...More