Meiji Shrine–Shibuya

The Meiji Shrine, located in the heart of one of Tokyo’s busiest districts, Shibuya, is a 134-acre forest park with a temple complex dedicated to a deified emperor and empress and was originally built in 1915 (notice the art deco detail on the lantern.). The original buildings were destroyed in air raids of Tokyo in WWII (we would come across this in Korea as well) but through public fundraising have been slowly rebuilt. Christopher took us to this shrine, which is so big we needed a map not to get lost.

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