• Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮)

    Large shrine popular with foreign tourists!


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.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) 本殿

Let's pray at the 'Haiden (拝殿)'.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) 本殿

Ise-Jingu Shrine (伊勢神宮) manner of worship

  1. Let's put a coin in the saisen box.
  2. Twice, bow your head and let's say a deep greeting.
  3. Match your hands at the chest height, clap two times, and pray to the god.
  4. 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).

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Omikuji

This Omikuji is called "大御心 (Oomi gokoro)".

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Omikuji

Instead of fortune, the emperor's words (lessons learned as guiding principles of life) are written.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Omikuji

It is a very rare Omikuji in Japan. You can bring it home.

There is MAP in the same place.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) MAP

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)".

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Camphor tree

There is an "place for hanging up Ema (絵馬)" under Kusunoki (Camphor tree) on the right side of the Haiden (拝殿).

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Camphor tree

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Camphor tree

A place to write Ema (絵馬).

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Ema

Ema (絵馬) are wooden tablets on which to write one's wishes. *500yen

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Ema

This is a place to return (throw away) such as "Omamori (lucky charm)" previously bought.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) 古いお札やお守り

From around 2013, foreign tourists who wrote their wishes in Ema (絵馬) and dedicate themselves seems to have increased.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Ema

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).

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Juyosho

Gosyuin (御朱印 / shrine seals) is 500 yen.

"Kaguraden (神楽殿 / kagura hall)" where weddings and priests are held.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Kaguraden

When the "Miko (巫女 / shrine maiden)" walks, everyone takes pictures all at once.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) 巫女さん

This is the "Higashi shin-mon Gate (東神門)".

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Higashi shin-mon Gate

From here, if you go to the right, it is Minami Sando (南参道). * For Harajuku Station

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Higashi shin-mon Gate

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.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Kita Sando

It is about 15 minutes on foot from this torii to Shaden (社殿).

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Kita Sando

A Ōtorii (大鳥居) at the middle point between 'Minami Sando (South approac)' and 'Kita Sando (North approac)'.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Ōtorii

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This is the state of "Minami Sando (南参道 /South approac)" along the way back to Harajuku direction.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Minami Sando

Because May - June and September - October are 'Japanese school travel season', it is more crowded than usual.

Meiji Jingu Shrine (明治神宮) Minami Sando

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!!!!

[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.

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