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Travel Guide to Meiji Shrine ︳Tokyo

Meiji Shrine is tucked away in a luxuriant forest where Tokyoites can take a breath from their heavy duties with walks through the serene path, and traditional Japanese weddings take place through the courtyard. We spent a morning walking through the path, watching the engaged couple and their family taking wedding photos in the backyard, and sitting on the grass picnicing like other Japanese do.

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Passing through  the bridge outside Meiji-jingumae Station, Meiji Shrine is just across the bridge from the station with a 10 minute walk.

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Passing under the torri into an evergreen forest with serenity, the torii seems to lead us into another world.

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The path to the shrine is lined with a wall of barrels of wine and sake, the latter is donated from well-know producers in Japan.

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Like in all the other shrines, write down your prayers on the Ema (絵馬), and the Ema will be hung up at the shrine where the spirits receive your prayers.明治神宮-16

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The photographers are taking photos of the groom and his family, the groom has to dress in the formal black robe while his family can choose their preferred dressing.

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After both families finish their family photograph, they will have a whole family photograph all together.

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There’s a budokan at Meiji Jingu, where ceremonies and competitions of Japanese martial art take place.

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Apart from the business districts of Tokyo like Shinjuku, Ginza, crows can be found cawing in Tokyo’s green areas.

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If you want to sit and have picnics in Tokyo, Meiji Shrine offers a cosy environment with trees and wonderful grass field, you can just sit there, having your sandwiches and watching kids playing around.明治神宮-26

The budokan, Shiseikan is where martial art is trained, it’s a 15 minute walk from Meiji Shrine.

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The Treasure Museum which holds some of the Emperor’s treasures.

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The glass windows reflect the ancient trees vividly, like an indoor forest.

2 thoughts on “Travel Guide to Meiji Shrine ︳Tokyo

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    appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just
    wanted to say great blog!

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