Meiji Shrine: Serene Spot in Shibuya

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): Meiji Shrine: Serene Spot in Shibuya

Being one of the most crowded areas in Tokyo, Shibuya is mostly known for its legendary Shibuya Crossing (that reminds me of Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift), Hachiko statue outside Hachiko exit of Shibuya Station and tall buildings with flashy LED lighting.

Nonetheless, despite the crowds, finding tranquility and peace of mind in Shibuya area is much easier than you thought. Meiji Shrine is the closest getaway to stay away from crowds a little while. From Shibuya Station, take a JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station, which is only 1 stop, and walk a few minutes from Harajuku Station.

Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine built in 1920 as a dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, located in the inner side of Yoyogi Park near the iris garden that the they loved to visit during their lives.

The shrine was destroyed in 1945 during the World War II and rebuilt with donations from various sources all over the country in 1958.

Once we found the Torii gates made of 1500-year-old cypress wood among the greens, I knew I was in the right place. Hustling and bustling in the city seemed to be a distant memory, replaced by the 247-acre garden offering tranquility and some fresh air. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Meiji Shrine: Serene Spot in Shibuya
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Torii gates   Meiji Shrine   Sensoji Temple   Yoyogi Park   Meiji Memorial Art Gallery   Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium  
Author: Nydia Susanto
Read it on author's website: https://galontrip.com/2017/05/08/meiji-shrine-serene-spot-in-shibuya/

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