Meiji Shrine Tours

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The Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine) is the most important and popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo. Dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken, in 1926, the shrine comprises buildings of worship, gardens, and a forest where each tree was planted by a different citizen of Japan wanting to pay respects to the emperor. A highlight of the shrine is the Meiji Memorial Hall, where visitors find more than 80 murals dedicated to the emperor.

The Basics
As one of Tokyo’s most famous attractions, the Meiji Jingu features in most city tours, including both full- and half-day sightseeing tours of Tokyo, that might also include sights like Asakusa Temple, Senso-ji Temple, Harajuku, the Imperial Palace East Garden, and Tsukiji Fish Market. Entrance to the shrine is free, but you’ll need to pay a small admission charge to enter the shrine’s inner garden.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Meiji Shrine is a must-see for first-time visitors to Tokyo, especially those into religious or traditional Japanese architecture.
  • Visit the shrine as part of a private or small-group city tour of Tokyo.
  • This is a sacred place so follow the rules of etiquette when visiting a temple.
  • Photos and video are prohibited inside the halls.
  • Bring along some mosquito repellant, especially during the summer months.
  • The shrine is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
The easiest way to get to the Meiji Shrine is by subway. It is a few steps away from the Harajuku and Meiji-jingumae stations.

When to Get There
The Meiji Shrine is open daily throughout the year between sunrise and sunset. From late May to late June, the shrine’s garden is at its most spectacular as its irises begin to bloom. If you’d like to see a traditional ceremony or wedding at the shrine, plan to visit on Sunday.

Festivals at Meiji Shrine
This popular shrine plays host to several festivals throughout the year, the biggest of which is Hatsumode. Commemorating the first visit to the shrine of the new year, the festival sees millions of people crowd into the grounds on January 1. The second Monday in January is Seijin-no-hi (Adults’ Day or Coming of Age Day), when costumed 20-year-olds come to celebrate their coming of age. Young children aged three, five, and seven enjoy their own festival here in mid-November to celebrate their growth and well-being.
Location
Address: 1-1, Kamizono-chō, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan
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Hours: Open Daily, hours change every month.
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Admission: Shrine admission free. Other attractions within may have admission fees.
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1 Day Tokyo Private Sightseeing Tour - English Speaking Driver

Skip the hassle of waiting for others and spending too long at places of little interest on this private tour of Tokyo. In the company of just your party and a driver, you have the flexibility to customize your time to your own interests. Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your hotel and explore Tokyo at your own pace, spending as long as you wish at such landmarks as the Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace, and Tsukiji Fish Market.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Hello Tokyo Walking Tour: Meiji Jingu, Senso-ji and Harajuku

Explore the past, present and future of Tokyo’s fascinating urban backdrop during this guided 3-hour walking tour with a small group. Discover two of the city’s most important Shinto and Buddhist sites at Meiji Jingu and Senso-ji, as you learn about Japan’s religious traditions. Then fast forward into the cutting-edge present during a stroll through Harajuku, the city’s hotspot of youth culture, street style and shopping. This small-group excursion also includes complimentary Wi-Fi and optional upgrades for private and full-day packages.
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Combine iconic Tokyo attractions with lesser-known enclaves on a private half-day tour of Japan’s capital. In a group comprising of just you and your party, you’ll visit the Meiji Shrine, one of Japan’s most popular Shinto shrines; explore the Asakura Museum of Sculpture, home to a sublime Japanese garden; and discover the backstreets of Yanaka, replete with temples and Edo-style architecture. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off by your guide are included.
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Tokyo Day Tour: Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Enjoy a comprehensive Tokyo one-day tour, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas and a Tokyo Bay cruise over the course of your 8.5-hour trip. Check out Meiji Temple, the city’s most famous Shinto site before visiting the Imperial Palace and Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist site, Asakusa Kannon Temple (Senso-ji). You’ll also get to do some shopping in Tokyo’s Nakamise and Ginza districts before enjoying a 50-minute cruise on Tokyo Bay. This Tokyo excursion also includes a guide, coach transport, pickup from select hotels, entrance fees and lunch.
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Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District

See some of the top Tokyo temples, gardens and shopping areas during this 4-hour bus tour, perfect for first-time city visitors and those short on time. During your Tokyo exploration you’ll marvel at the city’s Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the Imperial Palace East Garden and stop at Asakusa Kannon Temple (known as Senso-ji). Finish your excursion at the busy Ginza shopping district and the colorful Nakamise Street, another commercial hotspot. This overview of the temples, shopping and shrines of Tokyo includes a guide, entrance fees and pickup from select hotels.
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Private Tokyo Cultural Sights Walking Tour

Dedicate a morning to the cultural sights of Tokyo with this half-day walking tour, and learn about the city from your very own guide. The private tour takes in an eclectic array of sights including the scared Meji-Jingu Shrine, the luxury boutiques of Omotesando, the outer stalls of Tsukiji Fish Market, and the Kabukiza Theater. Discover must-visit neighborhoods such as Ginza and Asakusa, and enjoy easy travel around the city courtesy of an included day-long subway ticket.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Tokyo Biking Tour

Get an intimate look at Tokyo during this 6.5-hour bike tour. Discover the city’s hidden paths and top landmarks, cycling beneath the skyscrapers of Shinjuku to a local shrine and exploring neighborhoods like Ginza and Roppongi Hills. Pass landmarks like Meiji Jingu Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and the Imperial Palace before ending at the top of the 48-story Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. A guide, bike, and helmet are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tokyo Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Discover Tokyo on your own terms thanks to this 4-hour customizable private tour. Climb aboard you charted bus, limo or van as you explore some of the Japanese capital’s top monuments, ranging from Meiji Jingu Shrine to historic Asakusa, the Imperial Palace and much more. The choice is up to you and your group. Best of all, your private vehicle, driver and round-trip pickup from central Tokyo are included. An optional guide is also on call.
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Small-Group Full-Day Tokyo Minivan Tour

Enjoy the perfect overview of Tokyo’s top attractions during this 8-hour city sightseeing trip with a small group. Travel through the Japanese capital by minivan, stopping for short guided walks at stops including Tsukiji Fish Market, the Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, the Imperial Palace East Garden, Asakusa and more.
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Scholar-Led Architectural Walking Tour: Harajuku, Omotesando and Roppongi

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TOKYO CITY TOUR

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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Tokyo Sky: Private Helicopter Tour (70min) Mt Fuji

[70minutes] Helicopter tour in TOKYO~Mt.Fuji !!There is no better way to enjoy the mesmerizing view of Japan than from the sky! Fly over some of the most symbolic landscapes in Tokyo including  Odaiba, Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Rikugien Park, Ueno Zoological Gardens and Tokyo Sky Tree, and Yokohama, Enoshima, Ashinoko, Mt. Fuji and more. Tour is limited to a maximum of 3 travelers.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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