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This Historic Shrine is a Peaceful Retreat from the Harajuku Bustle

Black Buddha
Black Buddha
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Surrounded by lush green forest in the heart of Tokyo, Meiji-jingu Shrine is a perfect contrast to the busy streets of Harajuku and Shibuya. Constructed in 1920, the shrine was built as a memorial to the country's first modern-day royal rulers, Emperor Meiji, and Empress Shoken. Visitors are welcome to partake in traditional Shinto rituals, such as making offerings and praying at the main hall, writing your wishes on an ema amulet, and purchasing a fortune or protective charm.