≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Meiji Jingu Shrine
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.
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.
|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|