Built in 1920, this shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. The 70-hectare man-made forest was built by 110,000 young volunteers using over 100,000 pieces of lumber donated from all over the country. Talk about a group effort! It’s also known as a “power spot” that is said to be imbued with the sincerity of both the trees and humankind. Let your body and soul be purified as you stroll along the gravel path to the heart of the shrine.
Entry to the Imperial Garden costs 500 yen, but it’s worth it, especially in June when the Japanese irises are in full bloom. The shrine opens at sunrise and closes at sunset.
1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizonochō, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8857 Right outside the South Exit of Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line)
A temple with over 600 years of history that is famous as the family temple of the Tokugawa clan...
4-7-35 Shibakōen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 3-minute walk from Onarimon Station (Toei Mita Line)or Shiba Park 10-minute walk from Tokyo Tower
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