Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine, and is spread just west of JR Harajuku station. In Japanese, it is called "Meiji Jinguu".
In 1912, Emperor Meiji Emperor passed way. And in 1914, Empress Shoken
After that, many people requested the construction of the Emperor and Empress's memorial shrine.
So the government decided the construction in 1915, then the shrine was completed in 1920.
(In 1926, Meiji-Jingu Gaien was completed as a memorial garden.)
It has an area of 70 hectsres, and the whole area is covered with
Every day, many people visit here. Especially more than three million worshippers, the largest number in Japan, visit here during the first three days of the New Year.
Additionally every year in the early January, Yokozuna wrestlers, the highest rank of sumo wrestler, dedicate the entering-the-ring ceremony to this shrine.
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