A hop, skip and jump away from the Harajuku Station, the Meiji
Jingu is an easily accessible shrine and worthwhile stop in Tokyo.
Built as homage to the Emperor Meiji and his wife, the Empress
Shoken, this monument is located in a 175 acre (70ha) evergreen
forest and consists of two main areas. In the inner Naien, a garden
featuring shrine buildings and a treasure museum holding articles
from the Emperor and Empress. In the outer cloister, the Gaien, the
Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery presents murals depicting
significant events over the Meiji rule. It also consists of a
sports arena, the National Stadium, and the Meiji Memorial Hall,
which was an important political meeting place during the Meiji
era. Today traditional Shinto weddings are held in the Hall and
newcomers to Japan are always intrigued when witnessing the unique
Shinto wedding procession.
Address: 1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku
Telephone: 03 3403 1171
Opening Time: Daily from sunrise to sunset.