Tokyo Free Walking Tour Harajuku Meiji Shrine

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on December 11, 2023

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover the Spiritual Heart of Tokyo: Meiji Shrine & Harajuku Walking Tour

Step into the serene embrace of Tokyo's cultural heritage with our Meiji Shrine Harajuku Walking Tour. Nestled within the vibrant heart of the city, this experience invites you to explore the timeless beauty and profound spirituality of Meiji Shrine.

Experience Highlights:

Embark on a journey through the timeless architecture, where the awe-inspiring beauty of Meiji Shrine's traditional Shinto architecture seamlessly blends with the lush greenery of Yoyogi Park. Dive into the cultural significance as you learn about the shrine's deep historical roots, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, and discover the pivotal role it plays in modern Japanese society.

Witness sacred rituals and ceremonies that offer a glimpse into traditional Shinto practices preserved for centuries. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you stroll through the expansive forested grounds, finding peace amidst towering trees and tranquil walking paths. Engage with our knowledgeable guides who will share fascinating stories and insights, providing context to the rituals and traditions observed at Meiji Shrine. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jingū Bashi (Shrine Bridge), 6-chōme ...
    Jingū Bashi (Shrine Bridge), 6-chōme Jingūmae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
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    Your Guide will be waiting for you at JR Harajuku Station West Exit around Meiji Jingu Entrance. Your guide is holding a sign says "Tokyo Localized"

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    Free admission
    Meiji Shrine

    Meiji Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo, is a serene Shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Surrounded by a lush forest, it offers a tranquil escape from the urban hustle. The towering torii gate marks the entrance to this spiritual haven, where visitors can partake in traditional rituals, write wishes on ema plaques, and experience Shinto ceremonies. A peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, Meiji Shrine invites all to explore its sacred grounds and connect with Japan's rich cultural heritage

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    Outside visit
    Yoyogi Park

    Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo, is a vibrant urban retreat famous for its green spaces and recreational activities. Originally an Olympic site, it offers scenic walking paths, ponds, and cultural events, attracting locals and tourists alike. Adjacent to the iconic Meiji Shrine, the park is a dynamic blend of nature and recreation, providing a refreshing escape in the heart of Tokyo.

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    Outside visit
    Takeshita Street

    Takeshita Street in Harajuku, Tokyo, is a vibrant and iconic shopping street renowned for its trendy fashion boutiques, eclectic stores, and lively atmosphere. A mecca for youth culture, visitors can explore unique fashion trends, indulge in diverse street food, and soak in the energetic vibe of Harajuku's bustling street scene. It's a must-visit destination for those looking to experience Tokyo's cutting-edge fashion and pop culture.

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    Outside visit
    Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

    Tokyu Plaza Harajuku, centrally located in Tokyo's trendy district, is a stylish shopping destination featuring modern architecture and diverse, fashion-forward boutiques. The rooftop terrace offers scenic views, making it a must-visit for those seeking a unique blend of contemporary fashion and a lively atmosphere in the iconic Harajuku neighborhood.

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    Outside visit
    Omotesandō Station

    Omotesando, often referred to as Tokyo's Champs-Élysées, is a chic and upscale shopping street in the Shibuya district. Lined with architecturally stunning buildings, including flagship stores for renowned international and Japanese brands, Omotesando is a fashion enthusiast's paradise.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jaime 22 May 2024

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Travelled in family - May 2024
La pasamos muy bien. La guia fue muy agradable y profesional
Romelia 18 May 2024
St. Petersburg

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
So glad we did this tour! Danilo was easygoing and knowledgeable. He made every stop interesting!! While the group was of around 12-14 people he was able to keep us engaged and gave us time to experience it! We would join him on any tour!!
shirley 16 May 2024
Lev HaSharon Regional Council

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great guide. We missed our second guide by 5 minutes. Very complected to find and didn't wait a few minutes
Henny 14 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Kazu was excellent! Very knowledgeable and courteous. The route was absolutely beautiful and interesting. Kazu gave us plenty of recommendations along the way for the rest of our trip in Kyoto. Thank you! Definitely recommended!
Fiona 13 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
We appreciated Moe’s passion for Japan’s history. She provided us with interesting facts, kept the group together and on track. I definitely recommend this tour to others!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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