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Meijijingu Gaien

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Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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An immense, beautiful and serene park surrounding the historic Meiji Shrine.

The forest surrounding this shrine is more than 150 acres so it is huge and there is supposed to be over 100,000 trees consisting of hundreds of species. Just exploring the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dale C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The forest surrounding this shrine is more than 150 acres so it is huge and there is supposed to be over 100,000 trees consisting of hundreds of species. Just exploring the forest is wonderful experience. This Gaien is a favorite place for young Japanese couples to get married or have their pictures taken. If you are planning to visit in... More 

Thank Dale C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I am in Tokyo, I start here. Don't forget the inner gardens, although there is a small entrance fee. They offer a unique tranquility in this busy city.Afterwards, you can go to Yoyogi park, Shibuya or Harajuku.

Thank Gil G
Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

They are doing a lot of work on the area to have it ready for the 2020 Olympics. The entrance path is being re-done and the face of a lot of the shrine itself is covered for the work to be completed. None the less, it was a beautiful, quiet, and humble area to come visit with all the surrounding... More 

Thank Judy S
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The shrine itself was not that exciting, but it's also currently undergoing some construction, so you couldn't really see a lot of it. The gardens on the premises, however, were fantastic. The irises are in bloom right now, so it's a great time of year for it. There are also azalea gardens in the area, so earlier in the year... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Go in the morning, enjoy the gardens and history and culture, eat Warm Soba Noodle Soup and Icecream at the Cafeteria

Thank arjungupta101
Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Unlike Yoyogi Park, this place is more serene and less chaotic. There are so many trees and it was just such a relaxing walk you don't realize how much walking you actually do (until you check your pedometer). We enjoyed seeing the Treasure House where we got to look at the different artifacts of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Long walks necessary to fully explore this wonderful historical and lovely Japanese Garden. We saw 3 weddings on that day (Sunday), and the Japanese visitors who were there dressed up in traditional clothes. It got embarrassing to click the camera after a while, as the clothing was so very extravagant and colourful. But I could not resist. The garden always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

It was a bit warm, but the shaded walk through the grounds of the shrine was a nice break. Very clean bathrooms, too! The buildings are reproductions of the originals that were destroyed in WWII - but quite well done. Active shrine - many people paying homage, showing respect, and getting married. Easy to do on a hot afternoon, given... More 

Thank WayneBennett
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This was the first shrine we visited in Japan, and at the time thought it was marvelous. But after seeing several others in and around Kyoto, we realized that this is just average. The huge wooden gates were impressive and unique, but otherwise it is borderline skipable (assuming you're going to Kyoto)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

we had a day off, a lot of people. here come the whole families : it's a popular place with locals .

Thank Countess_Elizabet

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