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Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

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Pay your respects to the deified Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, at Meiji Jingu Shrine, a Shinto shrine surrounded by a forested area crisscrossed with peaceful walking paths. At the temple itself, visitors give offerings, buy amulets and charms, and reflect on and write out their wishes. Walk through the treasure house to see belongings of the emperor and empress, and visit the museum annex next door, which hosts temporary exhibitions. Note that photography is not permitted within the temple’s halls. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tokyo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Meiji Jingu Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Spent a lovely couple of hours visiting the Shrine and walking through beautiful forest in the centre of Tokyo. Very peaceful, calming and relaxing. 
    Spent a lovely couple of hours visiting the Shrine and walking through beautiful forest in the centre of Tokyo. Very peaceful, calming and relaxing.  more »
  • Shinto shrine , traditional Japanese temple, situated in the heart of the city. It is a huge compound that one can enjoy tree seeing. Many ancient trees are impressive 
    Shinto shrine , traditional Japanese temple, situated in the heart of the city. It is a huge compound that one can enjoy tree seeing. Many ancient trees are impressive  more »
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  • One of the most popular shrine in Japan. Uplifting, traditional shrine with it’s unique beauty, spacious walkway and pockets of shady areas. Very convenient with nearby Harajuku station. When we visited this tranquil place, we were lucky to have a chance to see a Japanese traditional wedding taking place. Needless to say, Japan is well known for it’s cleanliness and meticulous traits.
  • Literally a sanctuary in the city. This place oozes calmness as soon as you step food in it. We are lucky enough to witness a form of traditional Japanese wedding ceremony while we were there! A must visit if you are around Tokyo. Tips: try not to use tripod in any shrine or temples. It is mostly prohibited in any part of Japan.

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