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Meijijingu Gaien

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku 160-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice Walk in the Park

Enjoyed the walk from the train station to the Shrine. The shrine itself is ok, nothing spectacular, but worth a visit. They were setting up for some sort of play so they had a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the walk from the train station to the Shrine. The shrine itself is ok, nothing spectacular, but worth a visit. They were setting up for some sort of play so they had a lot of areas roped off.

Thank Laclu007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was the first shrine and garden we visited. Got a shrine book and stamped up which is well worth doing. Managed to see a wedding going on as well which was a bonus.

Thank AlexLS2000
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the gardens requires payment but is worth the small entry fee - a lovely quit place to stroll in this over-populated bustling city

Thank SBams14
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning, natural garden in the heart of Tokyo - huge - a good 30 min walk through. Very rustic, natural paths, lovingly tendered iris beds, woodland areas, a lake, and a lovely spring. A zen, peaceful spot - where you can see anything other than trees, plants and nature. Ideal for taking a bento box for lunch - suitable... More 

Thank Julian S
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Lovely park and gardens around Meiji. There were some dance events when I was there which somewhat disturbed the peace and quiet but otherwise it was lovely.

Thank Ashvin J
Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

A beautiful shaded walk to the temple area - very serene. Witnessed a wedding procession, that was an interesting bonus to our time spent there. This is well worth seeing when you are in the area. Wish we'd gone to the Treasure House as well, but one of our party has a bit of walking trouble so we chose not... More 

Thank Mary C
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We enjoyed this park very much on a very hot September 1st (90F). My wife and I preferred this park to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden as it was much quieter and cooler in the summer heat. It felt more remote and serene. Highly recommend going when you need a break from the city :)

Thank Ryan D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 bubbles 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

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