Meiji Shrine

Shibuya
Site

Created to honor the Kami (deified spirits) of 20th-century Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken, this 200-acre forested park, completed in the 1920s, consists of two major gardens and traditional nagare zukuri–style Shinto shrines. (Several of these buildings had to be rebuilt after their destruction in World War II). The two enormous Japanese cypress torii (shrine gates) that guard the grounds are particular highlights—and they teem with tourists accordingly—but the site is serene and worth a visit.

Meiji Shrine
1-1 YoyogikamizonochoTokyo, Japan
81-3/3379-5511

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