Harajuku / 原宿 ( and surrounding area )

In this area, modern, refinement and traditional are co-exist. JR Harajuku Station has two exits. One is the Takeshita Exit, it takes you directly to a narrow street, Takeshita-dori street. Another, in the sauth side of the station toward the JR Shibuya station, there is a grand street, Omotesando- street, as a main approach to the Meiji Shrine. In the west side, once you cross the JR Harajuku Station away, you will find yourself surrounded by a quiet atmosphere.

JR Harajuku station / JR原宿駅

Takeshita-dori street / 竹下通り
This street is located between Harajiku station and Meiji Dori street. Many stores contain miscellaneous character and idol goods, very crowded with teenage girls everyholiday.

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Meiji Jingu Shrine / 明治神宮

Meiji Jingu Shrine is a shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. After the Meiji Restoration, the Samurai period ended and the Meiji Emperor's period began, the Emperor Meiji put a lot of effort into creating a new Japanese society in Japan from the end of 19th to the 20th century.

Since ancient times, the mountain was an object of the faith, was covered with large trees and the deep forest. Even after the shrine was built, the forest around the place that God had been enshrined was called " Forest of the guardian ". In addition, the lush trees in the grounds of Meiji Shrine, It looks like a virgin forest that has been left as a forest of the guardian. However, surprisingly, this forest is " Forest man-made ".
This shrine was founded in 1920,it was built by the people of the request. In the past, here was a wasteland there was no trees. The trees that have been donated from all over Japan about 100,000, the labor force for the transportation and planting became about 11 million people. Precincts of the trees were planted with the aim of " Eternal Forest ". This forest has changed leave naturally, it dwells a rich life is now.

Every year, more than 3 million people visit this shrine during the new year's 3 days.

There is one of the largest wooden gate way " Torii / 鳥居 ", here. After passing through the gate way, Majestic main hall appears in front of you. In the middle of Tokyo, in this Shinto Shrine, you can feel a good healing atmosphere, I believe. Please, get you some priceless moment, silently.

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