Meiji Jingu

Tokyo's Leading Power Spot, Boasting the Most Visitors at Hatsumode

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Shinto shrine (Sacred power place) / Closest to Harajuku Station

Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine deifying Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The pure and solemn Naien (Inner Precinct) at the center is surrounded by the Gaien (Outer Precinct), encompassing many sports facilities as well as the Kaigakan (Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery). The shrine grounds start from Meiji Kinenkan (Meiji Memorial Hall).

Planted with 100,000 trees, the man-made woods on the shrine grounds make visitors forget that they're in the middle of a major city. In addition, this place is famous for its many power spots. In front of the "Honden" (Main Shrine), two camphor trees have been planted. Called "Fufu Kusunoki" (Couple Camphor Trees), they lean against each other like a married couple. It is said that these trees offer the blessings of good relationships and marital bliss. What's more, the well gushing out 60 liters of clean water every day is believed to bring good luck to shrine visitors. Named Kiyomasa's Well, it is said to have been dug by Kato Kiyomasa, a warlord of the Warring States period of Japanese history. Compared to other shrines, the "Otorii" (Great Shrine Gate) is larger than others. Made with Japanese cypress brought from Taiwan, it has an overwhelming presence!

Highlights

  • It is well known as the Shinto shrine attracting the most visitors in Japan every year at Hatsumode, the first shrine visit of the new year.
  • It is said that Kato Kiyomasa, a famous warlord in the early Edo era, dug a well here, naming it after himself. It is very famous as a power spot inside Tokyo.
  • In Meiji Jingu Gyoen (Inner Garden), about 1500 bulbs of 150 varieties of Iris are planted. Every year in the middle of June, they bloom beautifully.

Photos

  • Meiji Jingu Main Shrine Building
  • The Sando shrine path
  • Kiyomasa's Well
  • Meiji Jingu

Reviews

  • Tulsa Tea

    一年的第一天就是要來求個好運氣
    人生第一次的初詣就獻給明治神宮

  • Cook1030

    參拜時候剛好遇見日本人舉辦婚禮儀式,感覺很莊嚴很特別

  • Du_Jr

    明治神宮擁有廣大的綠地森林,在東京這麼熱鬧的地區是非常難得的,運氣好的話還可以看到兔子、松鼠等自然生物

  • 王奇語

    去的當天天公不作美剛好下雨🌧️,一路上沒有遮蔽物,而且又都是小石子的路面,走到正殿前面花了快20分…簡單買了幾個御守回去當伴手禮,再回到原宿車站,整雙鞋已經慘不忍睹

  • 柯淪維

    從原宿車站下車附近竹下通非常熱鬧,轉進到明治神宮內,兩旁直聳的樹木成林,讓心靈也跟著沉靜下來

  • bae bae

    在電視上 才看得到的景象沒想到我也可以來體驗一下莊嚴

  • 帥猴子

    去東京很多次都沒有去參拜過, 下次有機會我一定會去!

  • 許珉瑄

    來東京必去~充滿歷史的古蹟

  • Rise

    秋天的祭典活動特別精彩!
    樹木好多,好像是都市裡的綠洲一樣。

  • DARYL

    好想再去!!

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Details

Name in Japanese
明治神宮
Date of Foundation
1920
Postal Code
151-8557
Address
1-1 Kamizonocho Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3379-5511
Admission
Only charged at Gyoen Inner Garden (500 yen)
Closed
No holidays
Hours
From early morning to sunset
*Depending on the month, the hours may change, so please check the official Website.
*The shrine is open all night to visitors on December 31st.
Access
(1) About 3 minutes on foot from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line
(2) About 4 minutes on foot from Yoyogi Station on the JR Chuo or Yamanote Lines
(3) About 3 minutes on foot from Meiji-Jingumae (Harajuku) on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda or Fukutoshin Lines
(4) About 5 minutes on foot from Sangubashi Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)
Year-round timetable
Year-round timetable(English)