Meiji Shrine is one of Japan’s most representative shrines. The various trees that are over 100 years old allow you to experience the richness of nature all around you. The path that leads up to the main shrine is so quiet that you will hear the twittering of birds and the sound of gravel under your feet as you breathe in the sacred air all around you.If you are after tranquillity and peace of mind, then visiting early in the morning is the best time. Also, along the way, there are cafés and souvenir shops that open at 8:30 or 9:00. After visiting the main shrine, why not also visit Meiji Jingu Gyoen or the square in front of the Meiji Jingu Treasure Hall? If you are not in a rush, one great idea is to take a leisurely walk in the forest or have a picnic on the lawn while taking in the changing scenery.