Meiji Shrine Inner Garden

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Flowers near the Nan-Chi, (South Pond).

The Meiji Shrine Inner Garden (明治神宮内苑, Meiji Jingū Naien) or Yoyogi Gyoen is a public garden adjacent to Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo. The garden was once part of the suburban residences of Katō Kiyomasa and later the Ii clan during the Edo period. During the Meiji period, the garden came under the supervision of the Imperial Household Agency and named Yoyogi Gyoen (Yoyogi Imperial Garden) and was frequently visited by Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken. The garden contains a tea house, an arbour, a fishing stand and an iris garden. It has an area of 83,000 square meters and is open to the public throughout the year.[1]


  1. ^ Meiji Jingū, page 12.


  • Meiji Jingū (brochure), Tokyo: Meiji Jingū Office, 2008

External links[edit]

  • gyoen at Meiji Jingu Shrine official web site

Coordinates: 35°40′22″N 139°42′01″E / 35.672791°N 139.700352°E / 35.672791; 139.700352