Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya

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Pay your respects to the deified Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, at Meiji Jingu Shrine, a Shinto shrine surrounded by a forested area crisscrossed with peaceful walking paths. At the temple itself, visitors give offerings, buy amulets and charms, and reflect on and write out their wishes. Walk through the treasure house to see belongings of the emperor and empress, and visit the museum annex next door, which hosts temporary exhibitions. Note that photography is not permitted within the temple’s halls. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tokyo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Meiji Jingu Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If there is a place that can make you forget you’re in a huge bustling city like Tokyo, walking towards this shrine is the place! You start walking into an area that is nicely wooden and gives you...  more »
  • Wonderfully peaceful walk amongst the trees and learnt a lot of history from the tourist information provided throughout the walk  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Popular. Can have crowded areas. Lots of walking. Nice place to sit and observe the crowd, details of workmanship and nature. Place is surrounded by lush trees and away from the shrine you'll find peace and quiet as you enjoy your walk to and from the shrine. Japan tends to be quiet in general, which is such a great change from my home country!
  • A temple to honor an emperor. The place is inside a huge forest, and a beautiful one. It has a lot of very interesting explanations about how the Japanese worship. I found it both very interesting and beautiful, I highly recommend paying this place a visit even if you have a short stay in the city.
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