Work began on the shrine in 1915. It was formally dedicated in 1920; and it was completed in 1921.
Until 1946, the Meiji Shrine was in the highest rank of government supported shrines (官幣大社, Kanpei-taisha).
Media related to Meiji Shrine at Wikimedia Commons
- Meiji jingū website Archived 2015-03-31 at the Wayback Machine (in English)
- Meiji Shrine map Archived 2011-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Meiji Shrine panorama Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine