This shrine was built in 1920 as a memorial to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, the country’s first modern rulers. The original building was destroyed during World War II, but generous public fundraising rebuilt the shrine following the war.
Take a few minutes to wander around the property and enjoy the over 100,000 trees in the beautiful forest surrounding the shrine. These trees were donated from all over Japan. You will also find the Meiji Treasure House at the northern end of the property that hosts all kinds of historical artifacts that belonged to the royal family.
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