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"The Meiji Jingo Shrine in Tokyo" Japan Things to Do Tip by Paul2001

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  The Meiji Jingo Shrine, Tokyo
by Paul2001

The Meiji Jingo Shrine is considered to be one of Tokyo's most venerated shrines. The shrine is in honour of Emperor Meiji and his wife who were responsible in bringing Japan up to speed with the rest of the world in the 19th century. Although in my eyes the architecture here does not seem that remarkable, the landscaping of the garden grounds is stunning. Most noteworthy is the Iris Garden which is an absolute delight if you catch the irises in bloom as I did. This usually occurs in late May and June.

Address: 1-1 Kamizono-cho
Directions: Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
Station Harajuku

Phone: 03/3379-5511

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 10, 2003
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