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Kimitaka S wrote a review Aug 2016
Taichung, Taiwan8,783 contributions443 helpful votes
Fushimi Momoyamaryo, the mausoleum of the Emperor Meiji, is on a small hill and surrounded by trees. It is a good place for contemplation.
Date of experience: August 2016
Great_Brianstime wrote a review Feb 2015
Otsu, Japan236 contributions68 helpful votes
Very mystic area! Emperor Meiji are enshrined there. Hard to reach there. You have to walk through a long slope or go up a steep stairs. But the scenery from the shrine is just fantastic.
Date of experience: January 2015
Mike W wrote a review Dec 2014
Kyoto, Japan167 contributions41 helpful votes
There is nothing to see except a run-of-the-mill Torii gate and some sparsely planted bushes. This is not a "tourist" site so much as one of several places were Emperor Meiji's ashes are enshrined. The tomb of the emperor is off limits to the public so the only thing to do here is climb the 220 stairs in front of the Torii gate. Also, there is no adjacent transportation link and it is set in a "Forest" on top of a hill so if you do visit, wear sneakers. …
Just-Julie-Cairns wrote a review Jul 2014
Cairns, Australia884 contributions372 helpful votes
"In the evening of September 13, 1912, a gold leaf and lacquer cart hauled by a team of oxen left the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. People were carrying banners, torches and weapons and beating drums and gongs. Just after midnight a special train left Tokyo Station bound for the old Imperial capital of Kyoto. People gathered at the main stations along the way and bowed in reverence, for on board was the coffin of Emperor Meiji, bound for Fushimi Momoyama no Misasagi in Kyoto" The emperor's body was interred the next day in the Fushimi Momoyama Tomb. There is a great natural beauty at this place, and according to experts, this may have been the Emperor's own wish for his last resting place. The hills here are quiet and green, the view is just wonderful. Many people were here, some walking, some sitting and chatting to others. We overheard one old man tell his friend that when he was young he could walk up the steps in no time, but today he is not so fast! Emperor Meiji has a beautiful resting place! Worth the walk to appreciate the park, the well kept gardens and the view, not to mention the peaceful feeling gazing on the Tomb of an Emperor!…
Date of experience: July 2014
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Ron S wrote a review Oct 2013
New York City, New York4,522 contributions556 helpful votes
It's the site of the original Fushimi Castle (thus the picture) which replica is located half a mile from the tomb. It can be seen from a distance. The nearest JR station is Fushimi Momoyama.
Date of experience: October 2013