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Meiji Jingu Shrine

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The shrine was established in 1920 as a dedication to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and the Empress Dowager Shōken. The extensive forest around the shrine in the center of the city was created artificially by planting a hundred thousand trees donated from people all over the country.
The shrine attracts the greatest number of worshippers every year during "hatsumode" over the New Year period.

View scenic routes that include this spot

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More Information about Meiji Jingu Shrine

Street address

1-1 Kamizono-cho, Yoyogi, Shibuya district



  • 1 minute by foot from JR Harajuku Station


  • 5 minutes by foot from Yoyogi Station
    1 minute by foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / Fukutoshin Line: Meijii-jingumae. (Harajuku) Station
    5 minutes by foot from Odakyu Line Sangubashi Station

Opening Hours

From sunrise until sunset
(differs from month to month)

Meji Jingu Gardens
9:00 to 16:30 (March to October)
9:00 to 16:00 (November to February)
8:00 to 17 :00 (June, with weekends until 18 :00)

Homotsuden (Treasure Museum)
Closed on Mondays.
Closed on Tuesdays when Monday is a public holiday.
Open only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
between January 8 to 31,
April 1 to September 19,
and October 6 to December 31, 2016.
9:00 to 16:30

9:00 to 16:00 (November to February)


Open throughout the year



Best season

All year


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