Spring Photos of Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮 and Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 in Tokyo Japan (Cherry Blossoms 桜・花見)

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮Sightseeing

Tourists who come from foreign countries might imagine Tokyo as a metropolitan city containing many buildings and a crowd of people without nature. However, Tokyo still has a rich natural environment on offer in the downtown.

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

Traditional Japanese Wedding Ceremony

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

Some female shamans (or store staff), called Miko-san, work at this shrine.

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

Depending on the time of your visit, you might get to see a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony in the shrine.
It is a Shinto style shrine and they sometimes hold Shinto style events such as weddings, rituals and festivals.

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

(Photos on this section above were taken in May 2014.)

Walking in the Garden of the Shrine

(Photos on this section below were taken in March 2020.)

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

I started for the main shrine building from the entrance gate near Harajuku 原宿 Station.

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

A lots of sake casks are displayed.

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

Main Shrine Building
御社殿 Goshaden

Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮
Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮

I exited from another entrance 代々木口 near Yoyogi 代々木 Station, and then I had dinner at a restaurant below.

Spicy Spaghetti Restaurant AOTOGARASHI in Yoyogi Tokyo Japan 東京 代々木 爆辛スパゲッティ専門店 青とうがらし
Their business is permanently closed.This spaghetti restaurant in Tokyo offers several kinds of spicy spaghetti items cooked with some styles of spicy sauces such as Italian, Japanese and Chinese.
JR Yoyogi Station 代々木駅

JR Yoyogi 代々木 Station
This tall building behind the station is not observation deck / sightseeing place.

Information of the Shrine

Shrine name
Meiji Jingu 明治神宮

No admission

Website

301 Moved Permanently

Before visiting the shrine, it would be a good idea to take a look at their official event schedule on the website.

The nearest stations are

  • Harajuku 原宿 Station
  • Meiji-jingumae 明治神宮前 Station
  • Yoyogi 代々木 Station
Walking through Meiji Jingu sando, Tokyo - Long Take【東京・明治神宮】 4K
「4K」増え続ける外国人参拝客♪明治神宮

Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

Cherry Blossoms Photos

Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

Tourist Information Board
(It is touch screen system and English is available.)
It is placed an entrance of the park near Harajuku 原宿 Station.

Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

Female students who wore Hakama were taking graduation photos. There are many types of schools around Yoyogi area.

About Hakama (Japanese website)

https://kyotokimono-rental.com/column/hakama_kouzou.html
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 Cherry Blossoms 桜
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

(Photos on this section above were taken in March 2020.)

Information of the Park

Park name
Yoyogi Park 代々木公園

No admission

Website

代々木公園|公園へ行こう!

  • Harajuku 原宿 Station
  • Meiji-jingumae 明治神宮前 Station
  • Yoyogi 代々木 Station
  • Yoyogi-koen 代々木公園 Station
[4K花見] 代々木公園 Yoyogi Park, Tokyo [Cherry Blossom (Sakura) ]

A Winter Festival AONODOKUTSU Shibuya - 青の洞窟 SHIBUYA・Blue Cave Illumination in Shibuya Tokyo 東京 渋谷
This event is the best place to take your girl out to in winter (especially Christmas).

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