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Updated: March 19, 2019

Meiji-jingu Shrine Spring Grand Festival 明治神宮春の大祭

1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
2019-4-27 - 2019-5-3

Surrounded by deep forests and rich nature, Meiji-jingu Shrine is a green oasis in the center of Tokyo. It is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. During the shrine's annual spring grand festival from April 27 through May 3, various traditional performances take place in their honor. You can watch Japan's most skilled artists perform traditional arts such as bugaku (a type of dance for the ancient imperial court), noh and kyogen theater, sankyoku chamber music, hogaku music, hobu dance, satsuma-biwa (Japanese lute), and more.

You may also enjoy a stroll in the shrine's forest-like gardens, where you can see spring and early summer blooms like azaleas, yamabuki, and nanja-monja (also known as hitotsubatago).

How to Get There

  • Harajuku Station | 1 min on foot
    Yoyogi Station | 5 min on foot
    JR Yamanote Line
  • Meiji-jingumae Station | 1 min on foot
    Chiyoda Line | Fukutoshin Line
  • Sangubashi Station | 3 min on foot
    Odakyu Line



Opening Hours

  • See official website/local tourist information office.

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