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Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

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Contact: +81 3 3379 5511
Open Hours: Operation hours vary by season, please check official website for more details
This perfect example of Shinto architecture-- muted colors and spare lines-- was opened in 1920 to commemorate the death of Emperor Meiji in 1912. Surrounded by 72 hectares (178 acres) of shady trees and the various Japanese flora of Meiji Jingu Park, it is one of Japan's most sacred and picturesque shrines. The Imperial Treasury House annex exhibits the coronation carriage and mementos of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.