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Updated: October 1, 2019
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The densely forested grounds of Meiji Jingu Shrine occupy a large swath of land bisecting Shinjuku and Shibuya. A walking path cuts through the trees, leading to the shrine in the center. Walking along this misty trail will make you forget you're in the middle of two of Tokyo's busiest districts.
Meiji Jingu Shrine honors Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, who had led Japan through a period of rapid modernization starting in the second half of the 19th century. Initially built in 1920, the main shrine and other important parts of the complex were destroyed by firebombing during World War II. The shrine buildings were rebuilt in 1958. In 2020, the same year that the Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Tokyo, Meiji Jingu Shrine will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its enshrinement.
After your visit to Meij Jingu Shrine, enjoy a stroll around the adjacent Yoyogi Park followed by shopping and food in the surrounding neighborhoods, which include Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya, and Shinjuku.
General admission: 500 yen
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