The entrance to the shrine grounds is marked by a huge torii (gate). (Photo: Michael Kaplan)

Meiji Jingu Shrine: Photos

A truly beautiful Shinto shrine

Michael Kaplan   - 1 min read

Meiji Jingu is a beautiful Shinto shrine with a long history, located close to Harajuku Station and Yoyogi Park. It is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken. The shrine makes for a nice 2-hour visit and with its lush forests, brooks and quiet atmosphere, it really makes you feel like you were away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

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Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan @michael.kaplan

I am an American living in Tokyo and love it! I am the director of The American Guitar Academy which is the premier place in Tokyo to take guitar lessons/classes.