The Meiji Jingu shrine, located in a wooded park area next to Yoyogi Park, is Tokyo's most important Shinto shrine. It was built in 1920 to house the remains of the Meiji emperor and his wife. It quickly became a pilgrimage centre for Japan's right wing militarists, was destroyed by the USA in 1945 and rebuilt in 1958. The shrine is an interesting, peaceful and worthwhile visiting destination in western Tokyo.
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