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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  • This sanctuary gives you the opportunity to go back in time, incredible walks in what appears to be a park that, like a curtain, opens to expose historical buildings. I recommend you visit with a...  more »
  • Don’t miss Meiji Jingu, the most famous shrine in Tokyo. Plan on walking quite a bit in good shoes on flat ground. Lots of cafes and restaurants nearby for lunch. Gift shop has fun souvenirs.  more »
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  • The most popular shrine in Tokyo, but it is definitely not overrated. Beautifully preserved without making the shrine feel anachronistic. It’s an incredible experience with so many opportunities for photo ops. One of the best experiences in Tokyo, and it’s completely for free. Make sure to look at the signs to understand the etiquette
  • You walk through the big forest and can hear the sounds of the insects on the trees. And when I came to the temple it felt very peaceful. The atmosphere was calm. I got there 20 minutes before they closed. And it was a good decision. Because it wasn't much people then.
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