Located in Shibuya, Tokyo, the Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken.

The famous Shinto shrine exudes an atmosphere of serenity and is quite austere unlike many other Asian places of worship.

Visitors can admire the two gates made of 1,500-year-old cypress, dip their hands at the cleansing station before offering up a prayer, write wishes on little pieces of paper and tie them to the prayer wall, or follow the local tradition of bowing twice, then clapping twice, and bowing once more before tossing some yen into the offering box.

On a Sunday morning, visitors have a good chance of seeing a traditional Shinto wedding procession move through the courtyard of the shrine.