Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Photo: Meiji Shrine – Rs1421 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Meiji Jingu is located in technologically advanced Tokyo and only a few minutes from the quirky streets of Harajuku. This famous Shinto shrine is hidden among a thickly forested area, creating an atmosphere of tranquility in the heart of Japan's bustling metropolis. Meiji Jingu is one of the most popular shrines in Tokyo and is visited by millions of people every year. The shrine’s daily ceremonies, incredible architecture, and scenic grounds make it a memorable and rejuvenating destination for tourists and Shinto practitioners alike.

Overview

Address

Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya Yoyogikamizonocho 1-1 (Directions)

Price

Free entry

Phone Number

03-3379-5511

Website

https://www.meijijingu.or.jp/en/

Accessibility

  • Barrier-free access

General Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Paid parking

Access

Meiji Jingu’s location in Tokyo makes it easily accessible via public transportation and is minutes away from a number of train stations by foot. Please note that the travel times below are calculated using the shrine entrance as the endpoint. It will take about another 10 minutes for visitors to reach the main shrine grounds.

Closest access:

The shrine is a 1-minute walk from either Harajuku Station on JR Yamanote Line or Meiji-jingumae Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Lines.

Other nearby stations:

Sangubashi Station on Odakyu Line: 3-minute walk

Yoyogi Station on JR Yamanote Line, JR Chūō Line, Sōbu Line, and Toei Oedo Line: 5-minute walk

Kita-Sando Station on Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line: 5-minute walk

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