MEIJI JINGU

On our fourth day in Japan we took a break from the bullet train and just enjoyed our time in Tokyo. We had brunch in Harajuku and tried queuing for BTS merch at Yoyogi Stadium. I’m a fan after all but we did not wanna spend the whole day there so we hurriedly left to see Meiji Shrine located conveniently across the stadium.

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We passed by these alcohol barrels which got all the emperors drunk from dynasty to dynastyIMG_1592

Autumn colors everywhereIMG_1594

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The trees around the Meiji forest were donated by the people to commemorate the virtues of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. IMG_1586

There is a paid portion of the park where you can see a pond, a well and some rare plants.IMG_1591

A traditional Japanese wedding ceremony was going on when we cameIMG_1590

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The shrine was really simple and had a lot less people than the other shrines we have gone too. We had a nice quiet stroll around the park which was kind of unbelievable knowing we were right in the middle of a very busy city. It’s like Central Park without the smell of horses and people buzzing their bikes. Lovely!

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