Whether your main purpose for coming to Japan is to indulge in its crazy culture, or do a lot of shopping, a visit to Japan just would not be the same without taking time to go to one of its most sacred sites. Before you shop to your heart’s content at Harajuku, we suggest that you visit a shrine, say a prayer of thanksgiving and even make a wish. All these, you can do at the Meiji Shrine.
Dubbed as the World’s Most Visited Sacred Site, the Meiji Shrine in Harajuku is a place that offers you one of the best and most quintessentially Japanese experiences. It is an iconic place for both locals and tourists, and whether you are Japanese or not, this remains one of the best spots in the country.
It’s only a stone’s-throw away from the Harajuku train station. Just turn right from the station and you will immediately see signs that lead toward the Meiji Shrine Bridge. Even just approaching the Meiji Shrine feels like entering a sacred sanctuary. Surrounded by trees and other lush greenery, you can’t help but feel relaxed and at one with nature.