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Review of Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine
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US$45.40*
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Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple...
Ranked #2 of 286 things to do in Shibuya
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Two, large gates frame the entrance to this Shinto shrine that was dedicated to Emperor and Empress Meiji. Completed in 1920, repairs were required after the shrine was damaged during World War II.
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The shrine is in the middle of nice gardens it is built by an emperor who tried to modernize japan and the wine donations for they shrine is symbolism of the modernization

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We walked by a wall of wine and sake barrels prior to going through the Tori gate to remove our evil spirits.

Then, we stopped at a well to purify our spirit: hold the cup holder with your right hand, pour some water on your left hand, move holder to your left hand, pour water on your right hand; move holder back to your right hand, place water on your left hand and pour some in your mouth; spit it. Now your ready to proceed to main altar where Shinto tradition encourages everyone to throw a coin, clap twice and bowed twice. Now your spirit is at peace and purified.

They sell amulets. We bought one to protect us and give us soundest of mind and body.

Interesting place to visit.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Although the Meiji emperor was on the throne from 1867-1912, he is a key historical figure for Japan as he encouraged the opening up of the country to external ideas and its rapid modernisation. The shrine was built to honour the emperor and his wife, built in a garden which they loved. Although destroyed in World War II it was quickly restored and is a popular and busy destination for tourists and Japanese people. It's situated in a woodland area in the centre of Tokyo. Changes have been made to the shrine itself to make it wheelchair accessible, which we appreciated greatly.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t really expecting much from the Meiji Jingu Shrine but it was a welcome break from the noise of the city.

I recommend going through the North Gate as you have a long, quiet walk through the park to the shrine was was extremely peaceful.

The Shrine itself is a beautiful structure, it’s not remarkable compared to other Shrines in Japan but certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

One of the few shrine/temple experiences that are part of a large park complex. Most others are set amongst large buildings in the busy city. Also has the horse stables and archery complex to the north. Japanese archery definitely worth a look. I went on a Sunday afternoon and a wedding was held there - great cultural experience that only added to the shrine visit!

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