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Meiji Shrine:
       
 
The Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu in japanese) is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. In the Shinto religion, it is not unusual to enshrine the spirits of famous people. Completed in 1920, the shrine was bombed and destroyed in WW2 and later rebuilt. Other than wedding ceremonies, the shrine hosts various events and festivals throughout the year.

About Emperor Meiji: born in 1852, he became the first emperor of modern Japan in 1868 at the peak of the Meiji Restauration when the power was switched from the feudal Tokugawa government to the emperor. He passed away in 1912.

How to get there: The shrine is located just near the Harajuku station on the JR Yamanote line or the Tokyo Metro Meiji-jingu-mae station on the Chiyoda line.

 
Meiji Shrine.   
 
Picture 1.    Taken by POS on 24 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Picture 2.    Taken by POS on 25 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Picture 3.    Taken by POS on 25 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Picture 4.    Taken by POS on 25 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Picture 5.    Taken by POS on 25 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Picture 6.    Taken by POS on 25 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Picture 7.    Taken by POS on 25 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Picture 8.    Taken by POS on 25 Mar 2006 using a Canon IXY DIGITAL 400. Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
 
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