The Meiji Shrine is a shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The original building was build in 1926, but was destroyed by air raids in WW2. The building was rebuilt in 1958. It`s located in a large forest and is a relaxing place to visit. Here you can see a wall of sake barrels donated to the shrine.
How to Get There
1. From Tokyo Station, take the JR Yamanote Line (outer track) 11 stops to Shibuya station.
About 26 minutes from Tokyo station to Harajuku station (apx. 200 yen)
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Things to do around Shibuya
What to do in Shibuya
Check out the Hachiko statue
What to see
Check out the statue of hachiko. A dog remembered for his loyalty to his owner. The dog is the symbol of loyalty and fidelity. Read about the true story of hachiko the dog here.
WHERE TO SHOP
The shops around shibuya station are so famous! Take a stroll through the streets and go shopping. Check out 109 for womens fashion. Check out Loft for stationary and everyday goods. Check out Tokyu Hands as well.
Have a coffee at Starbucks
WHAT TO DO
One of the busiest Starbucks in the world. It overlooks the scramble crossing. A great place to sit back, have a coffee, and take some pictures.
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)
THINGS TO SEE
A shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Located in a large forest area, it`s a great place to see a historical site in Japan.
WHERE TO RELAX
A great place to relax and get away from the streets of Shibuya.
Where to go
A great place for teenagers looking for new fashion! Although mainly youth oriented, there are also many lxurious brands and big chain stores.