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Meiji Shrine

明治神宮

C7 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho £ Harajuku # Treasure Museum and Annex: closed for renovation; Naien inner precinct: dawn to dusk daily (times vary seasonally) meijijingu.or.jp

For Tokyo’s residents, the lush 170-acre (69-ha) grounds of the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) are a welcome green lung in the heart of this hectic city. As the capital’s most important Shinto shrine, it offers visitors a tantalizing glimpse of an older Japan. Take a stroll through its beautiful grounds, stocked with some 120,000 trees, learn more about the imperial family through the artifacts on display in the museums, and soak up traditional temple life.

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