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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.

Street address

1-1 Kamizono-cho, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo



  • 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
9:00-16:30 (March to October)
9:00-16:00 (November to February)
(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.

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


Open throughout the year


Best season

All year


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