Published on June 6th,2010 at 10:22 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Let’s Visit Tokyo – Meiji Jingu Shrine

Let’s Visit Tokyo – Meiji Jingu Shrine

By far the most popular and known Shrine in Tokyo. Just behind the Harajuku Train station and in the center of Tokyo, the Meiji Jingu Shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji who died in 1912. Meiji Jingu is a real beauty, not only the shrine is fantastic but it also hides a really nice park where you can enjoy a peaceful walk and even take a rest.

Very popular among Japanese and foreigners, the Meiji Jingu Shrine is also a place where many Japanese get married, and actually the first time I visited this Shrine was for the wedding of a very close friend, this was really a magical moment, and we were very lucky that this wedding took place late in the afternoon, the perfect moment to enjoy the Shrine and its park without being too much disturb by tourist.

Now, to be honest with you, the Meji Jingu Shrine in the morning or during the early afternoon is full of tourist and almost looks like a “Factory”. As you will see on the video, it is also important to notice that the park Security is really a pain and the most unfriendly/polite people I ever seen in Japan.

Sure there are rules to respect in such a place but you will have a hard time to find them anywhere written and don’t bother ask the park Security for a list they will not even bother replying to you, but one thing for sure, if you are planning to use a Tripod, even a tiny compact one you’d better hide it well (This explain why the last portion of the video is quite shaky).

Bottom line, The Meiji Jingu is really a beautiful place but just make sure to visit it when they are closing it, the Shrine will be empty and the security staff will too busy to check the park for lost tourist to even start bothering you if you when visiting the center of the Shrine.


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Comments
 

  • chammiola

    there never seems to be a “Let’s Visit Tokyo” video about
    the most beautiful things in Japan: the Japanese women! :(

  • http://www.kurcafe.de Josef

    Very nice Video, thanks for sharing. :-)

  • heretic

    Nice video! The ponds are really full of fish it’s nice to watch! I don’t understand why they don’t let you film though o_O surely all those other people with cameras have filming functions too!

  • shivee

    Wow, you actually got your camera all the way up to the doors. I was there a year back with a little compact and as soon as I were near the stairs the guard where all on me about the camera. Being a nice tourist I accepted that of course. :p

  • Onelife

    Can’t view it on iPad…

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      Can’t see “What” ?

    • misty

      the video plays beautifully on my $299 Sony netbook

  • seki

    this page might explain a bit why they got upset ..
    http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/your/1.html
    remember this place is a shrine.

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      Been to many shrine, this was a first.

  • http://www.bl0g.co.uk/ DD

    Also: Don’t be a dope (like my friend) and sit on the steps at the shrine!

  • gammler

    well I took tons of pics with my compact Sony Cybershot when I was there back in 2007. But I think it was the timing, it was in the middle of August, and it was hot beyond believe, so I didn’t even see Park Security.
    BTW, what camera was used to shot this ? It looks great !

  • Marvin

    I have visited that place last year aswell, didnt knew it was called Meiji Jingu Shrine, but I found it a very beautifull temple! I unfortunately didnt visited the garden you can access when you pay for it, I will try that this next month when I visit Japan again.

    Also wanted to say thanks for uploading these nice video’s! I would really love to see Akihabara at Christmas time though, I cant shake off the feeling of seeing giant decorated christmas tree’s every few meters etc at the main street. Anyways it would be cool to see akiba during that time ^^

  • xyz …

    100万回は、大きかったあなたがアップロード全ての動画をありがとう…

 

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