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Visit a shrine on new years / Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingū) @HARAJUKU


Did you go to "Hatsumode"?
Share the annual New Year event “Hatsumode”.
※This article is an English translation of an article posted in January 2019.



About Meiji Shrine

It is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.
2020 will celebrate the 100th anniversary
In 2019 HATSUMODE went to Meiji Shrine.
 Hatsumode is the first shrine visit of the new year.
However, it is very crowded in early January.


About congestion

Congestion level:120%

Visited on Saturday, January 5th.
There are many people ... no, too many.
There was a food stand and it looked like a festival.


It took an hour from Harajuku station to arrive at the map location.

The HATSUMODE is very crowded.


Nearby cafe

If you get tired, there is a cafe "NESCAFE Harajuku" where you can use Wi-Fi near Harajuku Station.

I will write about the cafe in the next article, so I will post a link later.


Shrine information

Meiji Shrine (Japanese:Meiji Jingū)

 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 03-3379-5511(Shrine office)

 Opening hours:January is from 6:40 to 16:20.

※The Meiji Shrine opens with sunrise and closes according to the sunset.

Meiji Jingu-Ceremonies and events (Available in English)

 Entrance fee: free

 Meiji Jingu Official Website (English)


Harajuku Station:2 minute walk from Harajuku Station to the nearest Gateway. (JR:Yamanote Line)


See you at the next picnic!