Weddings in Meiji Jingu

Meiji Jingu is one of the most touristic spots in Tokyo. It is also a pretty important shinto shrine and therefore zillions of weddings are celebrated there. I find funny that most first visitors to Meiji Jingu think they had luck because they could see a traditional wedding celebration going on there, they think it was a causality. But it is not, almost every day there are weddings in Meiji Jingu. So… if you want to see a traditional shinto wedding ceremony go to Meiji Jingu (JR Harajuku station) a Sunday or a Saturday.

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6 Comments
  • CS

    September 10, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Wow, very beautiful wedding.

  • alansmitheejp

    September 10, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    You’re right! It’s no causality.
    It’s great event. I like a traditional shinto wedding.
    umm…Looks like rich people wedding. Keep it up!

  • Andy H

    September 11, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Nice. I dont think i would have gotten as many decent pictures though.
    I would think its kind of rude to get so close and take pictures of someone elses special day.

  • mrcern

    September 13, 2008 at 7:14 am
  • gb

    September 13, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    been to a shinto wedding before, and it’s very formal. this is what happened… not sure if this is consistent, but it was in a temple in Kyushu.

    whats interesting is when you enter the temple and the ceremony starts, both families sat opposite each other… priestesses comes out and did their thing… then the priest… he takes out a flute and plays…

    we all drank a cup of saki…

    and the ceremony continued…..

  • DennisSC

    September 15, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    It’s like an incredibly high-end/classy version of the wedding mills we have in the states.