Located in Shibuya, Tokyo (Japan), Meiji Shrine 明治神宮 (Meiji Jingū) is a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. This significant shrine was destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt thereafter.


You can take the JR Yamanote Line and alight at Harajuku Station. The main entrance is at 1-2 minutes walking distance from the Subway Station



Arrived to the main entrance, you may take any of the 3 directions to start the walk. The main shrine buildings is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from Harajuku Station.

As suggestion, worth to spend additional time having a relaxing walk for nice photos and enjoy the nature

The main shrines are right together each other, Meiji Shrine Kyakuden, Shinto Shrine, Meiji Jingu, Meiji Jingu Honden & Meiji Shrine Kaguraden

On my visit I had the luck to see by my own eyes a traditional Japanese wedding. Really beautiful and photogenic

The visit may be a little short, but you may complete the journey by going to Yoyogi park that is located within the same park. Just quitting the Meiji Jingu gardens, can continue walking from the main entrance next to Harajuku Station towards Yoyogi Park as indicates in the map below



  • Location: Meiji Shrine 明治神宮 @ Shibuya district
  • Transportation chose: JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Subway Station
  • Time spent: 3 hours
  • Season: End of September
  • Score: 8/10

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