Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji ( the 19th-century emperor who encouraged the modernization of Japan ).

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Name Meiji Shrine
"明治神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都渋谷区代々木神園町1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 1-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3379-5511

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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