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Asia Travel: A Photo Journal from Meiji Shrine, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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In this post we share photos from Meiji Shrine, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.


  • Meiji Jingu, in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Address: 1-1, Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
  • Most visitors arrive to Meiji Shrine starts from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line or Meiji-jingu-mae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin subway lines.
  • Plan to visit Yoyogi Park after Meiji Shrine

Shrine Highlights

  • Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine that sits on 70 hectares of land in the heart of Tokyo
  • The space was established in 1920 to commemorate the virtues of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who helped create a vision of modern Japan
  • Visitors can participate in Shinto activities like Ema

Map of Meiji Jingu

Main Entrance (Entry from Harajuku Station)

Torii gates mark the approach and entrance to a shrine.

Alternate Entrance (Walk from Yoyogi Park (Northern side)



Participation in Shinto activities: Ema

Visitors write their wishes on wooden plates and hang them at the shrine in the hope that their wishes come true.

Participation in Shinto activities: prayers

Participation in Shinto activities: Omikuji

Omikuji are fortune telling paper slips. Visitors shake a box filled with numbered sticks and the stick that appears from the opening matches a corresponding prediction.


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