A Shinto shrine in Tokyo widely known to have the largest number of visitors in Japan. It was founded in 1920 in response to the wishes of the general public to commemorate the virtues of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken and to venerate them forever. Owing to 100,000 trees donated from all over Japan, the vast 70,000 m2 land was transformed from a wasteland into an oasis full of lush greenery in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world. A variety of ceremonies and rituals are held here all year round, such as the National Foundation Day Celebration and the Sumo Grand Champion “Ring Entering” Ceremony. If you are lucky, you may be able to see a wedding procession with a bride in traditional white kimono.