Meiji Jingū Shrine
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Shrine is located within Yoyogi Park in Harajuku Tokyo. Meiji Jungu
Shrine is one of the most important Shinto Temples in Tokyo and Japan.
On New Years day the temple has over 3 million visitors to come to make a wish for the New Year.
Cleansing before entering the Temple
Before entering the Meiji Jingū Temple, worshippers stop by the water fountain to cleans themselves. There are bamboo cups which are taken in the left hand to begin with and water is poured over the right hand. They then pass the cup to their right hand and pour water over their left hand. Water is then poured into the mouth to finish the cleansing ritual.
Last updated 8th March 2011
Once you enter inside the Temple photography is forbidden out of respect to the worshippers.
There are over 1000 traditional Japanese weddings held within the temple each year. If you visit on a weekend you will see a number of different ceremonies being performed.
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