Meijijingu Gaien

Attraction 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0013, Japan Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
04:00 PM
05:00 PM
Second-time visit
0.00 USD

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Meiji-Jingu Gaien, or Meiji Shrine Outer Precinct, is a massive garden including a gallery, a hall and a variety of sports facilities such as National Olympic Stadium and Jingu Baseball Stadium.

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Why Meijijingu Gaien is special ?

Meiji-Jingu Gaien park is located west of Akasaka Estate and about 1.5 km east of Meiji-Jingu shrine.We usually call it "Jingu Gaien" for short.After Meiji Emperor passed away in 1912, this park was constructed for leaving his monument and was completed in 1926.

(Meiji Shrine was also constructed around the same time.)

Before the World War II, it was under the control of the government, and after the war it has been under the control of Meiji Shrine. Basically this site is a Western-style garden with many trees, and has an area of about 48 hectares.

There are the National Stadium built for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Meiji-Jingu Stadium for baseball, Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium and some other sport and cultural facilities.


What to explore at Meijijingu Gaien?

The central facility is Seitoku Memorial Museum (Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery). It is a picture gallery, and is the symbol of this park. In this gallery, there are 80 pictures about Meiji Emperor and Meiji Period drawn by eminent painters at the time.

The main entrance is on the south side of this park and is on Aoyama Street. From there, there is a straight approach about 400 meters long. And many gingko trees line along the both side of the approach. Seitoku Memorial Museum is an extension of this approach, so the composition of beautiful trees and stately museum is popular.


How to get to Meijijingu Gaien?


Shinanomachi or Sendagaya station (Chuo Line).

By subway

Gaien-mae (Ginza Line) / Aoyama-itchome (Ginza, Hanzomon, Ooedo Lines) / Kokuritsu-kyogijo (Ooedo Line)


Selling points

  • Huge beautiful garden
  • A peaceful, beautiful walk in Tokyo
  • Stunning view in the heart of Tokyo
  • Srenity in the city
  • Wonderful Temple With Huge Torii
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1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0013, Japan

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Tips for you

  • If you are lucky, you can see a traditional Shinto wedding took place in this park.
    What to see
  • Don't forget to bring extra warm clothes during winter and spring.
    What to bring
  • You are only allowed to take photos outside the temple.
  • There are several entrances to the shrine which is located in the middle of the park, you should try and enter through the main entrance as there is a whole procedure where you are supposed to wash your hands and rinse your mouth before you go to the shrine to pray for good luck (if you're superstitious).
  • You'll get even a sword in the souvenir shop outside this park.
    Things nearby
  • There is a small charge to enter the museum
    Ticket and Pricing


TripAdvisor View more

Surprisingly, everyone I take here for a visit love it. It's one of the only two that the Emporer visits,the other being Ise shrine. On a good day you can see a traditional Japanese wedding. It's located in Harajuku and if you go on Sunday, you can see the kids whoso desperately need attention dressed up in their wacky outfits right near the entrance if the shrine. It's a long walk from the entrance to the shrine itself,

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