Meiji Shrine is probably one of the most instagrammed shrines whenever someone is in Tokyo.
The shrine can be found in Shinjuku which is very accessible via subways, making it easy for anyone to go visit the shrine.
The subway that’s closest to Meiji Shrine is Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station.
1. Chidoya Line – C03
2. Fukutoshin Line – F15
Closest exit if you get out from Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station is exit 3. You will see the Tori gates as soon as you get out.
While planning out our itinerary I was supposed to ride the subway all the way to Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station, but coming from Kikka, the “best” way to get to Meiji Shrine is ride the JB Chuo Sobu Line and get down at Yoyogi Station.
Yoyogi Station option lines and station code –
1. JB Chuo-Sobu Line – JB11
2. Oedo Line – E26
3. JY Yamanote Line – Yoyogi
Honestly, the walk from Yoyogi Station to Meiji Shrine was a bit challenging and tiring BUT it was worth it. The entrance that we took towards the shrine was the less “popular” one and we got to enjoy the path heading towards the shrine.
you get to see this view as well when you get down at Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station but it was more peaceful if you came from Yoyogi Station as there was lesser people
Of course we couldn’t leave without taking a photo of the famous Sake Barrels found in Meiji Shrine that’s on everyone’s instagram!
all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm
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