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.
- 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
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
- OremApAvonap @MaryamAmiand - 2015-09-05