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“Top Shrine in Tokyo”
Review of Meijijingu Gaien

Meijijingu Gaien
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Ranked #7 of 379 things to do in Shinjuku
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a beautiful Shinto shrine complex in a huge green landscape. It's free to enter and is the cheapest place to buy good Shinto luck charms in Tokyo. For a restful break from the busy city, this is the place to go.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This rambling space is a beautiful garden and Shinto temple. Walking through the grounds and down the many paths is so peaceful, while listening to birds chirp, seeing huge black butterflies flit from flower to flower, and occasionally catching glimpse of a priest or other religious person. This park does have a souvenir shop and a cafe and a restaurant. It is within easy walking distance of the Park Hyatt and other hotels in the vicinity. (Plus it was lovely to walk past the Tokyo Riding Club on the way to the park and see the horses.)

Thank JLFERG
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The gardens around the Meijijingu are beautiful and it is quite strange walking from the busy station into these quiet serene gardens.

Thank Lucy_LouBrighton
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

A nice peaceful spot in the city. Even if you are in Tokyo for business, this is very easy to get to. You can buy charms and votive boards there. i think it might be an active temple so you should be respectful and cover your shoulders. It is free but access to the garden is 500 yen.

Thank localbeans
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Major shrine is worth a visit. Iris garden blooms in June.

Thank Iforgetmyname4
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