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SouthWestern part of the Tokyo core like Shinjuku & Shibuya. Located here are Meiji Shrine, Nezu Museum, Shinjuku Gyoen Garden etc.

Western Core - Guide

pinMeiji Jingu Shrine [明治神宮] link



Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

[Shrine] sunrise-sunset; [Inner garden] 9:00-16:30 (-16:00 Nov-Feb, 8:00-17:00 Jun); 500yen; open daily

Some facilities under restoration until fall of 2019.
Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine which was established in 1920 to honor Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken, and is one of the most notable shrines in Japan. The vast forest covering its precincts was artificially created on a land where it used to be a plain, in accordance with the Japanese traditional notion of what sacred place should be like. The inner garden is famous for its iris blossoms in June. The main buildings were destroyed in WWII but were rebuilt with wood after the war. At the northern end of the grounds stands its treasure meuseum (500 yen), which was built with concrete in 1921 in a traditional style. This shrine attracts the largest number of visitors in Japan for Hatsumode in early January. The Haru no Taisai in March, the Super Yosakoiin August, the Aki no Taisai and the Niname-sai in November, and the Kigensai in February are also large events.
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1-min walk from JR Harajuku Station

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pinTogo Jinja Shrine [東郷神社]



Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Togo Jinja is a Shinto shrine dedicated to legendary admiral Togo Heihachiro, who destroyed the Russian Baltic Fleet during the Russo-Japanese War.
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5-min walk from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station

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pinHatonomori Hachiman Jinja Shrine [鳩森八幡神社]



Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Hatonomori Hachiman Jinja is a Shinto shrine located across the JR Yamanote Line from Meiji Jingu.
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5-min walk from JR Chuo Line Sendagaya Station

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pinYoyogi Hachimangu Shrine [代々木八幡宮]



Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Yoyogi Hachimangu is a Shinto shrine with neatly maintained grounds. It's the spiritual guardian of the Yoyogi area.
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5-min walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Yoyogi-koen Station

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pinShinjuku Gyoen National Garden [新宿御苑]



Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-16:30; 200yen; closed Mon* & Dec 29-Jan 3

Shinjuku Gyoen is a large park which consists of an English landscape garden, a French formal garden, two Japanese stroll gardens, and a greenhouse.
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5-min walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station of the subway lines

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pinNaruko Tenjinja Shrine [成子天神社]



Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Naruko Tenjinja is a Shinto shrine with garden-like precincts.
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2-min walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Nishi-Shinjuku Station

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pinNogi Jinja Shrine, Nogi House [乃木神社・旧乃木邸]



Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

[Nogi House] 9:00-16:00; free; closed Dec 29-Jan 3

Nogi Jinja is a Shinto shrine which was established in memory of Nogi Maresuke, a legendary army general of the Meiji era who was respected for his samurai-like character, next to his modest house.
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0-min from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nogizaka Station

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pinAkasaka Hikawa Jinja Shrine [赤坂氷川神社]



Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Akasaka Hikawa Jinja is a Shinto shrine near Roppongi and Akasaka. Though it's in the middle of Tokyo, its core buildings managed to avoid being destroyed during WWII. The annual grand festival (aka Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri) held in mid-September is relatively large.
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8-min walk from Akasaka Station, Roppongi Station or Roppongi-icchome Station of the subway lines

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pinAkasaka State Guest House [迎賓館]



Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Though now a guesthouse, this edifice was initially built in 1909 as the palace of the then crown prince later to become Emperor Taisho. This building is designated as a National Treasure since it is a complete European style palace designed by a Japanese architect.
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4-min walk from JR Chuo Line Yotsuya Station

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pinToyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin [豊川稲荷東京別院]



Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Toyokawa Inari is a Soto Zen temple which highly resembles a Shinto shrine.
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5-min walk from Akasaka-mitsuke Station of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Marunouchi Line

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Others

pinHanazono Jinja Shrine 花園神社


Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Hanazono Jinja is a Shinto shrine near the entertainment district of Shinjuku. The annual grand festival in May and the Tori-no-ichi in November are pretty large events.
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3-min walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station of the subway lines
Hanazono Jinja Shrine

pinTochoji Temple 東長寺


Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Tochojiis a Soto Zen temple with a tradtional but modern complex.
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7-min walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Akebonobashi Station
Tochoji Temple

pinJuniso Kumano Jinja Shrine 十二社熊野神社


Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

JunisoKumano Jinja is a Shinto shrine situated in Shinjuku Central Park.
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5-min walk from Toei Oedo Line Tochomae Station
Juniso Kumano Jinja Shrine

pinMeiji Kinenkan 明治記念館[HP]


Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

The main building of Meiji Kinenkan was constructed in 1881 as part of the temporary Imperial Palace.
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Meiji Kinenkan

pinChokokuji Temple 長谷寺


Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Chokokuji Temple is a Soto zen temple with a 10-m (33-ft) wooden statue of Kannon.
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10-min walk from subway Omotesando Station
Chokokuji Temple

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SouthWestern Core - Guide

pinNezu Museum [根津美術館] link



Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-17:00; 1000yen; closed Mon* & late Dec-early Jan

Nezu Museum displays the art collection of Nezu Kaichiro, a prominent business leader before WWII who ran Tobu Railway. The museum stands where his house had been, and though the museum building itself is a newly constructed one, the Japanese stroll garden attached to it still remains.
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8-min walk from Omotesando Station of the subway lines

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pinKonno Hachimangu Shrine [金王八幡宮] link



Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Konno Hachimangu is a Shinto shrine in Shibuya which still preserves the buildings constructed in the Edo era.
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5-min walk from JR Shibuya Station

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pinKyu Asakura House [旧朝倉家住宅]



Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-18:00 (10:00-16:30 Nov-Feb); 100yen; closed Mon* & Dec 29-Jan 3

Kyu-Asakura House is a traditional-style residence built in 1919. It was the residence of Asakura Torajiro, a member of the Tokyo Prefectural Assembly.
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5-min walk from Tokyu Toyoko Line Daikan'yama Station

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pinShounji Temple [祥雲寺]



Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shounji is a Rinzai Zen temple which has an atmosphere resembling those of zen temples in Kyoto.
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3-min walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Hiroo Station

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