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Meiji-jingu Shrine

Travel Guide - Meiji-jingu Shrine


Located in an extensive thickly-wooded parkland, Meiji-jingu Shrine is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his consort Shoken. Approximately 170,000 trees donated from all over the country at the time of establishment in 1920 form a solemn forest today and the sanctuary is a particularly fine example of Shinto architecture. Kiyomasa-no-Ido (Kiyomasa's well) in the garden of the shrine has recently become popular as a spiritual spot, especially among young people.
Meiji-jingu is the most popular place for New Year's visit. The shrine draws and than three million people during the first three days of the New Year. The shrine has a treasure house and an exhibition hall that contains objects associated with the Emperor.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • From sunrise to sunset (except December 31)
  • Treasure House and Exhibition Hall: 9:00 - 16:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • Treasure House and Exhibition Hall: 9:00 - 16:00 (November - February. Admission until 30 minutes before closing)


  • No closing days
  • Treasure House: Weekdays
  • Exhibition Hall: No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Treasure House and Exhibition Hall: 500 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Harajuku Station
  • Short walk from Meijijingumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C03)
  • 5 minutes walk from Sangubashi Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0052


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