Forests of Meiji Jingu Shrine

The design of “Eien-no-Mori” (eternal forest) employs the concept of “reuse and recycle.”

Old Green
Green of tradition and history
Old meets New

Passing through fashionable Harajuku and then entering the forest of Meiji Jinju Shrine, you will be amazed by the comfortable coolness and silence with each step. The giant trees surrounding the approach to the shrine are part of an artificial forest called “Eien-no-Mori,” or eternal forest, built on a place which used to be fields. The ancestors of the Japanese current generation worshiped nature. The forest created in metropolitan Tokyo is now a popular sightseeing spot by people from all over the world.

Photo Spot

Standing in the middle of the approach, you can get a dramatic shot upward of the trees through wide-angle lens.
Meiji Jingu Garden was established on the grounds of Meiji Jingu Shrine in 1920. It was the garden of daimyo in the Edo period, later becoming property of the Imperial Household following the Meiji Restoration. Beautiful iris’s bloom in the rainy season. (Admission fee ¥500 )

Something Green

CAFÉ MORI NO TERRACE at the entrance to Meiji Jingu Shrine. The cafe has tables and chairs made of wood from Meiji Jingu Shrine forest. Comfortable cafe in Meiji Jingu Shrine that has adopted “reuse and recycle” as its theme.

Forests of Meiji Jingu Shrine

External Links
JR Harajuku Sta. ,Meiji-jingumae Subway Sta.(C03,F15)




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