Meiji Shrine

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When I visited the Meiji Shrine (Meiji-jingu) near Harajuku Station for the first time, they had various Ikebana on display.

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The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife Shoken. The original was completed in 1921 but destroyed during World War II. Around the shrine is a forest, which is not to be confused with nearby Yoyogi Park.

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There is a separate entrance to the Iris Garden which I didn’t visit this time.

On the shrine grounds, I saw three maidens walking by. If you are lucky, you may even see a wedding ceremony here.


About Mattie

This is my personal blog expressing my love for traveling in Japan, Korea and other parts of the world. When I'm not studying languages or extending my camera collection, I write for computer and tech magazines. Check out my YouTube videos as well. All new posts including ones for older events will be announced on my Twitter account.

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2004, in harajuku, japan, tokyo and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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