It will be 100 years since Meiji Jingu (明治神宮) was made in 2020.
Because 250 species of trees are planted in the precincts (境内) of shrine of approximately 700,000 meters , it is popular as a place for urban Rest area.
The Shaden (社殿) was rebuilt in 1953. Two "Big Kusunoki (Camphor tree)" standing on both sides are wonderfu l!
we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.
Let's pray at the 'Haiden (拝殿)'.
Ise-Jingu Shrine (伊勢神宮) manner of worship
- Let's put a coin in the saisen box.
- Twice, bow your head and let's say a deep greeting.
- Match your hands at the chest height, clap two times, and pray to the god.
- Finally, let's bow again and say a deep greeting once.
"Omikuji (paper random fortunes)" of Meiji Jingu Shrine is sold on the left side of the Haiden (拝殿).
This Omikuji is called "大御心 (Oomi gokoro)".
Instead of fortune, the emperor's words (lessons learned as guiding principles of life) are written.
It is a very rare Omikuji in Japan. You can bring it home.
There is MAP in the same place.
These are few part of many 'Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮)' photos.
Kusunoki (Camphor tree) on both sides of the Haiden (拝殿) is "Goshinboku (Sacred tree)".
There is an "place for hanging up Ema (絵馬)" under Kusunoki (Camphor tree) on the right side of the Haiden (拝殿).
A place to write Ema (絵馬).
Ema (絵馬) are wooden tablets on which to write one's wishes. *500yen
This is a place to return (throw away) such as "Omamori (lucky charm)" previously bought.
From around 2013, foreign tourists who wrote their wishes in Ema (絵馬) and dedicate themselves seems to have increased.
On the right side of the Haiden (拝殿), there is Kaguraden (神楽殿 / kagura hall) and Juyosho (授与所 / amulet reception counter).
Gosyuin (御朱印 / shrine seals) is 500 yen.
"Kaguraden (神楽殿 / kagura hall)" where weddings and priests are held.
When the "Miko (巫女 / shrine maiden)" walks, everyone takes pictures all at once.
This is the "Higashi shin-mon Gate (東神門)".
From here, if you go to the right, it is Minami Sando (南参道). * For Harajuku Station
When you go to the left side, it is Kita Sando (北参道). * For Yoyogi Station
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This is the Torii of "Kita Sando (北参道)" in Yoyogi direction.
It is about 15 minutes on foot from this torii to Shaden (社殿).
A Ōtorii (大鳥居) at the middle point between 'Minami Sando (South approac)' and 'Kita Sando (North approac)'.
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This is the state of "Minami Sando (南参道 /South approac)" along the way back to Harajuku direction.
Because May - June and September - October are 'Japanese school travel season', it is more crowded than usual.
The photograph was taken from 2012 to 2016.
Since there are a lot of rain in June and July, please do "insect repellent spray" and go out!
Avoid exposure of the skin if possible. Let's wear long-sleeved jacket and long trousers, and do not get bitten by insects!!!!
After praying at Meiji Jingu Shrine...
A beautiful view of Meiji Jingu Gyoen (明治神宮御苑)!
[SHIBUYA-KU] Meiji Jingu (明治神宮)
- Address : 1-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
- Phone : 03-3379-5511
- Time ： 5:00am - 18:30pm (There are fluctuations according to the season)
- Admission fee : Free
- Access : To the Minami Sando (南参道)
JR Yamanote-line (JR山手線) "Harajuku Station (原宿駅)" 3-minute walk.
[subway] Chiyoda-line (千代田線), Fukutoshin-Line (副都心線), "Meiji Jingu mae Station (明治神宮前駅)" 5-minute walk.
English on this page is translated from Japanese to English using the Google translation site. Sorry if there are sentences that are difficult to read.