Discovering Meiji Shrine

An oasis of calm in the heart of Tokyo

By Yunxuan Koh    - 1 min read

Meiji Shrine and the adjacent Yoyogi Park make up a large expanse of greenery in the heart of Tokyo. It is an oasis of calm and quiet for those who want to get away from the hurried pace of life in the bustling metropolis. I visited on a weekday evening, an hour before the closing time, and it was almost empty. It felt like I had left the city behind to step into a different world, albeit for just a few hours.

Meiji Shrine opens everyday from sunrise to sunset.

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Yunxuan Koh

Yunxuan Koh @yx.koh

First went to Japan as an exchange student in 2011 and has been dreaming of returning to stay for an extended period since then