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Shrines

Structures reserved for Shintoism.
Shrine is the spiritual spot of Shinto which is Japanese Native Religion. Make sure you check out our manner tips for visiting Japanese Shrine because Shrine is not the travel spots. It is spiritual place where you pray for your luck. Shinto Shrine is open for all religion. Some of Japanese Shrine have great history which you can see historical shrine.

Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Check out one of the most famous and visited Shirin, Meiji Jingu (明治神宮). Meiji Jingu Shrine is dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort Empress Shoken.

Emperor Meiji passed away in 1912 and Empress Shoken in 1914. After their demise, people wished to commemorate their virtues and to venerate them forever. So they donated 100,000 trees from all over Japan and from overseas, and they worked voluntarily to create this forest. Thus, thanks to the sincere heart of the people, this shrine was established on November 1, 1920.

Visitor Info.
There is a parking space.

Access
0. at Shinjuku Station.
1. use JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku (5 min.)
2. walk west (2 min.)


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