The most popular shrine to wish for the New Year in Tokyo

The most popular shrine to wish for the New Year in Tokyo

How do you usually spend New Year’s Day in your country?
In Japan, we have a typical convention to visit a shrine or a temple to for the New Year’s wish, influenced by Shinto in the long history.



Shinto is an indigenous religion of Japan

We have no particular regulation where to visit among many shrines or temples, but people tend to have a big and popular one to feel or share lively atmosphere of New Year’s Day.
And this is the shrine chosen as the most popular one every year in Tokyo.

The most popular shrine to wish for the New Year in Tokyo_1

Meiji jingu
Opening hour : change every month with sunrise and sunset
Entrance fee : free but some coins for your wish if you like
Address : 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, Japan

What’s your first impression of this pic with silence, simplicity or boredom?
But you should know the fact that more than 3 million people come here in only three days form new year’s day.
For a person who feels hard crowded people like me, it’s like kind of torture.

Another magnificent place worth visiting

This year, I’ve visited a temple named Sensoji which is my local one in Asakusa known as a popular place for sightseeing.
I recognized again that we surely need much patience for crowded people at first before wishing.

Thanks for reading.