≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Meiji Jingu Shrine

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≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Every year the number of visitors on the first three days of the new year is the best in Japan

【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 3 million people

【Divine Favor】Achievement of various wishes

This shrine is dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his consort Empress Shoken (their tombs are in Kyoto).

Meiji-jingu Shrine attracts the greatest number of New Year visitors, counting as many as 3 million during the first three days of the new year.

≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Although it is inavoidable for crowding, you can enjoy the bustle of Hatsumode (visiting shrine). It is said that all wishes such as safety and well-being of the family, matchmaking (marriage), warding off evil, traffic safety, school success are achieved.

From New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day, the popular illumination of Shibuya “Blue Grotto” will be held until 5:00 in the morning. Please enjoy with Hatsumode.

“Blue Grotto SHIBUYA” (Ao no Dokutsu) Illumination


Event Name ≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Meiji Jingu Shrine
Venue Meiji Jingu Shrine
Dates December 31, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Note *There is the fortunetelling slip (Omikuji) in English.
Open Hours 6:40-16:20 (January)
In the New Year’s week, opening time differs from normal.
【December 31】 6:40-
【January 1】 0:00-19:00
【January 2】 6:40-18:30
【January 3】 6:40-18:30
【January 4】 6:40-18:00
Address 1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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