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Meiji Shrine

Tokyo, Japan

Enjoy a stroll through the lovely wooded grounds of the Meiji Shrine.The Shrine was built in 1920 to deify the emperor and empress of the Meiji period (1912). It is unusual to find separate shrines for an emperor and his empress, but Emperor Meiji made such a strong impression on his people that the Japanese constructed the shrine just after his death. Destroyed in WWII, it has been rebuilt with dignity, unlike most postwar construction in Japan.

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