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Meiji-Jingu Shrine

One of my favorite shrines in Tokyo is Meiji-Jingu Shrine. Meiji-Jingu Shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his Empress. The number of people who attend the New Year's event, Hatsumode, is the largest in Japan.
Once on the grounds of the shrine, you will find yourself in a solemn atmosphere, even though it is located near Harajuku Station. I love that atmosphere.
One of the highlights is the Otorii, the largest gateway in Japan. This is the largest wooden Myojin(one of the types of torii) Torii in Japan. The torii is 12 meters high.
This is a barrel of sake. They were dedicated to Meiji-Jingu Shrine from all over Japan. There are 216 barrels piled up.
Each shrine has the Omikuji, a written oracle that predicts one's fortune. The Omikuji at Meiji-Jingu Shrine does not contain fortune, but rather a guideline for action. It is also written in English, so try it out.


Location 1-1 Yoyogi-kamizono-cyo Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access 1 minutes walk from Harajyuku Station of JR Yamanote line or Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line or Fukutoshin line 5 minutes walk from Yoyogi Station on JR or Toei Oedo line 3 minutes walk from Sangubashi Station on Odakyu line 5 minutes walk from Kitasando Station on Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line
Opening Hours Sunrise to sunset
Holidays No closing days
Admission Fee Free

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