Enjoy the sound and feeling of the gravel road as you walk on to the shrine. You can always feel the awesomeness of the shrine whenever you visit. “Meiji” derives from the Meiji era (1868-1912), which corresponds with the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito who died in 1912, and is now known as Emperor Meiji. His consort, Empress Shoken, died in 1914. This shrine was built for both of them in 1920. Each New Year holiday as many as three million people come to visit this shrine to make wishes for the coming new year. This shrine attracts the greatest number of worshippers for this occasion in all of Japan. The 170,000 trees found in the Meiji Shrine are not a natural forest, but donations from all over Japan dedicated to the deified spirits of the shrine.
From JR Harajuku Station: 1 min on foot / From Subway Meiji-jingumae Station: 1 min on foot
1-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo