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[Tokyo] “Meiji Jingu” , the spiritual shrine located in the middle of Tokyo2013.06.12

Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife (Empress Shoken) and is located in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Meiji Jingu is surrounded by a forest that covers an area of 700,000 square-meters. This forest consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, which were donated by people from all over Japan when the shrine was established – on the 1st of November 1920. However, the original building was destroyed during World War II. It was consequently re-established in 1958 through the aid of a public fund. Ever since, Meiji Jingu is the most visited Shinto Shrine on New Year’s Day in Japan.

[Tokyo] "Meiji Jingu" , the spiritual shrine located in the middle of Tokyo

Photo by David Holt

[Tokyo] "Meiji Jingu" , the spiritual shrine located in the middle of Tokyo

Photo by Shinji

[Tokyo] "Meiji Jingu" , the spiritual shrine located in the middle of Tokyo

Photo by Dick Johnson

It is a great spot to experience the harmony and virtues of nature and to observe traditional Japanese architecture.

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