Meiji-jingu Shrine

Travel Guide - Meiji-jingu Shrine

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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.
The shrine has a treasure house and an exhibition hall that contains objects associated with the Emperor.
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.

Opening 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)

Closed

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

Access / 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 / Location

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