the Meiji Jing? Shrine in Tokyo

the Meiji Jing? Shrine in Tokyo

Meiji Jing?, built in commemoration of Emperor Meiji in 1920, is Tokyo's grandest shrine.

Like all of Japan's major shrines, it's large in scale but simple in structure, entered via a winding path and through a giant torii gate.

On summer weekends you have a very good chance of catching a Japanese wedding in progress here; the shrine is also packed on New Year's Eve when people come here to celebrate the new year. Free entrance.

In springtime, Yoyogi Park is full of cherry blossoms and people partying under the trees.

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