Meiji jingu is a shrine located near by Harajuku. There is an big Torii (鳥居) at the entrance, This is one of the things which represents Japan’slarge and small shrines. Meiji jingu’s torii is the biggest in Japan and made of (阿里山)Ali Mountain’s woodinTaiwan.
Meiji jingu was established in theNovember 1,1920, and the souls of Meiji emperor and his wife empress was dedicated to this shrine. So it is one of the important shrines in Tokyo. There are other 4 shrines in Tokyo including hieShrine(日枝神社),Yasukuni Shrine(靖国神社), Tokyo daijingu(東京大神宮),Ookunitama Shrine (大国魂神社). Meiji jingu covers 70million square meters,365 different kinds of treesandtrees arefrom South Korea, Taiwan and also Japan. And These trees were dedicated to Meiji jingu as it had been established.
800million people visit Meiji jingu every year eｓpecially forNew Year‘s day (初詣《visiting a shrine on New Year‘s day》). And 400 million people visit there in 4days from December 31 to January 3. Meiji jinguholds severalfestivals called Matsuri in Japanese. For instance, Joyasai(除夜祭),New Year festival(新年大祭), the season festival Haru matsuri(春祭), Aki matsuri(秋祭),Tanabata matsuri are held at Meiji jingu.Sometimes you might see a traditional Japaneseweddings if you are lucky.