"Meiji Shrine" Meiji-Jingu Shrine Tip by chatterley

Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Tokyo: 57 reviews and 118 photos

  Meiji Shrine
by chatterley

The Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Sh˘ken. When Emperor Meiji died in 1912 and Empress Sh˘ken in 1914, the Japanese wished to pay their respects to these two influential Japanese figures. Thus, the shrine was built and their souls were enshrined in 1920.

The shrine is located in a large forest, and many people visit the forest and the shrine during the New Year holidays.

Address: Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku
Directions: 3-minute walk from Harajuku Station
Website: http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/

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  • Written Dec 24, 2008
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