Meiji Jingu is a shrine in Shibuya City, Tokyo, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Dowager Shoken.
The shrine usually attracts the largest number of visitors in Japan for Hatsumode (the first visit to a shrine or temple at the beginning of the new year).

Torii gate of Meiji Jingu
Torii gate

Located next to Harajuku, a fashionable and trendy area for young people, Meiji Jingu is surrounded by lush forests and has a solemn atmosphere despite its central location in the heart of Tokyo.
The 700,000-square-meter forest of Meiji Jingu is not a natural forest, but a virgin forest artificially created over a period of 100 years, nurturing a rich ecosystem.

approach to the main Shrine of Meiji Jingu
approach to the main shrine

In addition to the main shrine, the grounds of Meiji Jingu also include a fee-paying garden, a museum displaying artifacts related to Emperor Meiji and Empress Dowager Shoken, the deities of the shrine, and a cafe.

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Meiji Jingu (明治神宮)




1-1, Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557


1-minute walk from Harajuku Station and Meiji-jingumae Station, 3-minute walk from Sangubashi Station, 5-minute walk from Yoyogi Station and Kita-Sando Station.


(JR) Harajuku Station
Yamanote Line

(Tokyo Metro) Meiji-jingumae Station
Chiyoda Line, Fukutoshin Line

(Odakyu Railway) Sangubashi Station
Odawara Line

(JR) Yoyogi Station
Yamanote Line, Chuo–Sobu Line

(Toei Transportation) Yoyogi Station
Toei Oedo Line

(Tokyo Metro) Kita-Sando Station
Fukutoshin Line