Meiji Shrine/Meiji Jingū (How to go and what to expect)

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.

Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Station option lines and station code –
1. Chidoya Line – C03
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2. Fukutoshin Line – F15
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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.IMG_6794.JPG

 

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
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2. Oedo Line – E26
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3. JY Yamanote Line – Yoyogi
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if you will choose to get down at Yoyogi Station, get out at the West Exit
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view as soon as you get out
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cross the pedestrian on your left and walk towards the right side of the building
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walk straight
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as soon as you see a pedestrian on your right, cross
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and face left and walk straight
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you will notice this alley on your right, follow that path
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and you will arrive Meiji Shrine!!

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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.

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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

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information about Meiji Shrine
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and the map

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you can write down prayers or wishes on the wood and hang them
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but you have to buy one for 500 yen
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instructions placed for everyone
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but if you don’t want to pay, you may also write down a prayer or a wish. You can find these paper and envelope that you can write on
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instructions placed for everyone

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!

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why there are so many sake barrels

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all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm

💚, R


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