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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
- 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
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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