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Exploring Tokyo: Meiji Shrine

The Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) in Tokyo was built as a dedication to Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan and his wife, Empress Shoken. I found this shinto shrine situated next to Hara…

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A visit to Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

As we passed by the unique Harajuku subway building to the start of the walking path down to Meiji Shrine I was struck by the scale of the place. In a city with the population density of Tokyo you would imagine there would be very little public open space let alone a forest in the middle of the city. That the shrine grounds occupy 174 acres sprawling between Shinjuku and Shibuya leaves no doubt that Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken were very highly regarded by the people of Japan .

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Tokyo's gigantic shinto temple - Meiji Shrine

A travel guide to Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) is Tokyo’s. Visit most popular shrine in Japan's Capital. Learn all about opening hours & tickets.

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A longer view: as Britain heads towards spring and warmer weather we take a look back at some images of snow and cold weather elsewhere in the world over the past week

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Visiting Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan - Annie Fairfax

What to Know Before Visiting Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan Chōzuya Temizuya (手水舎)

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The Making Of The Eternal Forest At Meiji Shrine - Savvy Tokyo

As Meiji Shrine prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, we look at how this city oasis was born out of marshes and farmland.

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A visit to Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

As we passed by the unique Harajuku subway building to the start of the walking path down to Meiji Shrine I was struck by the scale of the place. In a city with the population density of Tokyo you would imagine there would be very little public open space let alone a forest in the middle of the city. That the shrine grounds occupy 174 acres sprawling between Shinjuku and Shibuya leaves no doubt that Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken were very highly regarded by the people of Japan .

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A visit to Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

As we passed by the unique Harajuku subway building to the start of the walking path down to Meiji Shrine I was struck by the scale of the place. In a city with the population density of Tokyo you would imagine there would be very little public open space let alone a forest in the middle of the city. That the shrine grounds occupy 174 acres sprawling between Shinjuku and Shibuya leaves no doubt that Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken were very highly regarded by the people of Japan .

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