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Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: 1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya 151-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3379-5511
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05:45 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 05:45 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was...

Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was dedicated to Emperor and Empress Meiji. Completed in 1920, repairs were required after the shrine was damaged during World War II.

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from the trees to the shrine itself, everything was wonderful. i saw a lot of new things. im glad i go to go.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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Madisonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

from the trees to the shrine itself, everything was wonderful. i saw a lot of new things. im glad i go to go.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good Shrine with amazing atmosphere. think that is must location if you are really interest about Japanese culture! Is totally free of course! The route to the shrine is very nice and very interesting! You can go there with metro (Meiji Jingu Mae Station) and with JR Line (Harajuku Station).

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice shirne good for long walks. A hit on the tourist map for both local visitors and overseas visitors alike. Gives a taste of Japan in Tokyo

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Battambang Province, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place to visit and beautiful wooden entrances., you can see also trample and some other traditions ceremony.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first shrine I visited in Japan so I was in awe at everything (after 10 days and countless shrines, it has stiffer competition). It's a beautiful park with lots of different things to see. Something I learned only later is that, apparently, you should not enter through the torii gate in the middle, you should enter on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe I was expecting to be in awe of the place... too high expectations. Also, as in my earlier review, I'm not a fan of temples. So the walk into the temple is very pleasant, but the shrine is just another shrine. The highlight, as many say, is seeing married couples and children in kimonos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A long 10-min walk in from Harajuku JR station... but weather was not too cold, making the walk pleasant. Beautiful working shrine. If you are lucky, you can catch a wedding procession and see the wedding couple in traditional bridal costumes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The historical shrine, one of the must visit place right to Harajuku station, I recommend to walk around, very nice atmosphere, good whether as surrounded by the big trees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Bit of a walk but definately not hard. Shrine is lovelly & a short walk from Harajuku- nice to just chill out after the madness of Harajuku.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful, peaceful place to spend time in the city. We spent a long time strolling along the pathways and admiring this gorgeous shrine.

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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