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Meiji Jingu Shrine - 明治神宮

The vast grounds expand to the west of Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line. The shrine was built in 1920 in dedication to Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. It has had the largest number of New Year's visitors in Japan for 34 consecutive years. The approximately 700,000-square meter Yoyogi Forest, which comprises about 100,000 trees donated by citizens across Japan, offers some peace of mind with its dense foliage. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of Empress Shoken so this year is the year to come and visit. Meiji Jingu Shrine’s Treasure Museum is an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

Meiji Jingu Shrine


From Tokyo Metro Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station (C03, F15) Exit 2: 1 min on foot to South Entrance

Location Details

Category Temple/Shrine
Address 1-1 Yoyogikamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Admission Free of charge
Open From sunrise to sunset
Closed Open 365 days a year

*Information is current as of October 2014.

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