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 Meijijiugu 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

    Meiji Jingu Main Shrine Building

  • The Sando shrine path

    The Sando shrine path

  • Kiyomasa's Well

    Kiyomasa's Well

  • Meiji Jingu

    Meiji Jingu

Reviews

  • Vincent Sue

    免費入場參觀,周遭環境相當綠意盎然,很難想像這是位在熱鬧的市區。

  • Greeny NY

    佔地很大 非常好逛 但路程太遠了 有點累。

  • C_huihsueh1101

    日本古蹟神社,是個不錯的拍照景點。

  • Wai Wai Wim

    一直以來神宮外的原宿車站是東京歷史最久的木造車站,舊車站現在已經拆除,心裡有些感傷感到可惜

  • 小毅

    從JR山手線原宿車站走過來很近,一進去就看到來自阿里山木材的大鳥居,神宮內寧靜莊嚴,車站對面的竹下通又熱鬧非凡,形成強烈的對比。

  • Ctly

    莊嚴又神聖的明治神宮,從一踏進境內開始就能夠感受到日本人對於皇室的愛戴與敬重。

  • 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

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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)