For many westerners, the thought of Japan brings up mental images of large curve-topped gates and Shinto shrines. If you ever wanted to actually visit one of these amazing places in Tokyo, Meiji Jingu is one of the best there is. Honestly, going to Meiji Jingu (or any Shinto shrine for that matter) is highly recommended to anyone that has not been to one before as it offers such a tremendous departure from what westerners are so used to.†
Likewise, if the hustle and bustle of Tokyoís massive metropolitan atmosphere is weighing down on a weary traveler; Meiji Jingu is the remedy to his or her woes. Utterly relaxing and downright beautiful to behold, this is by far one of the best sights in Tokyo. Easy to get to and spend a the day at, this Shinto shrine really is something everyone should experience while in the Tokyo area.