Meiji Shrine - Japan's Most Famous Shrine With Important Significance For Japanese Culture
Millions of people attend Meiji Jingu each year, one of Tokyo's most well-known shrines. The shrine is a memorable and revitalizing location for both tourists and Shinto practitioners due to its daily ceremonies, amazing architecture, and picturesque grounds. In order to honor the qualities of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, the shrine was constructed in 1920.
Best time to visit: Anytime
Things to do: Enjoy A Stroll Around, Sightsee The Scenic Landmark, Admire The Majestic Shrine
HOW TO REACH MEIJI SHRINE
- Flight - Tokyo has two airports, with Narita Airport handling the vast majority of foreign travel and Haneda Airport a much smaller portion of domestic travel. It is 60 kilometers from the heart of Tokyo. Fewer international flights and the bulk of domestic flights are handled by the closer-by Haneda Airport.
- Rail - To Tokyo, where most shinkansen routes terminate. About three hours are needed to travel from Osaka or Kyoto. Additionally, direct trains are available to/from Kyushu, Kanazawa, Niigata, as well as a number of other locations in the Tohoku Region and Hokkaido.
HOW TO GET AROUND
- Subway - Tokyo's subway system is run by two organizations: Tokyo Metro, which has nine routes, and Toei, which has four. Together, they encompass much of central Tokyo, particularly the territory enclosed by the Yamanote Circle, the neighborhoods surrounding Ginza, and the territory to the left of the Loop Line. The route to Meiji Shrine begins a short distance from either Meiji-jingu-mae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin metro lines or Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
- Bullet-train - The shinkansen is an incredibly quick and simple method to travel from Tokyo to other regions of Japan. Yes, we are referring to the illustrious Bullet Train. In less than three hours, you could be in Kyoto, and if you want, you can even return the same day. The route to Meiji Shrine begins a short distance from either Meiji-jingu-mae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin metro lines or Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
- Bus - For journeys within the city that the subway can't handle well, like Roppongi to Shimbashi, the bus system can be helpful. The cost of the fare is reasonable, and Pasmo/Suica IC cards are accepted.
- Rental - If you have a vehicle, some locations or circumstances will be significantly simpler. You can decide whether to purchase or rent in this scenario. You're in luck because we have helpful guides for both renting and purchasing cars here. Oh, and don't forget about the tolls if you're planning a road journey outside of town.
- Bike/Bicycle - You'll soon realize that Tokyo has a vibrant bike culture once you've been there for a while. There are many cyclists on the streets, from mothers who manage to balance themselves, three children, and one bike, to high school students who casually cycle through the rain while carrying an umbrella in one hand.