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Most Peaceful Place In Tokyo: Meiji Shrine At Yoyoji Park

Most Peaceful Place In Tokyo: Meiji Shrine At Yoyoji Park

on Apr. 14, 2007 by

One of the most peaceful places I have ever been to, this magnificent shrine is named after emperor Meiji and is located within walking distance from Harajuku station.

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Definitely one of the most peaceful places I have ever been to. Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) is located in a beautiful park situated in Yoyogi, between Shinjuku to the north and Shibuya to the south.

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Many tourists come here to experience the shrine and museums while Japanese people come to relax or hangout.

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I went to the museum which housed a whole bunch of magnificent paintings and artifacts.

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I even came across another Dutch citizen at the nearby Budo training building, what are the odds. 

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Meiji Shrine is located in a forest that covers an area of 700,000 square-meters (about 175 acres).

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This area is covered by an evergreen forest that consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, which were donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established.

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The original building was destroyed during the Tokyo air raids of World War II. The present iteration of the shrine was funded through a public fund raising effort and completed in October, 1958.

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I decided to go to Harajuku next which is literally across the street.

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