Tokyo: Meiji Shrine


I’ve never missed a trip as much as this one before.

Since it was my first time at Japan, the Meiji Shrine was definitely on my visit list. Its actually quite a good feeling, waking up early in the morning and taking a stroll in the park. Though it might get crowded, but since the parks in Japan are really super spacious, it was still pretty enjoyable, especially with the warm sun and cold air there.

The Meiji Shrine was built in 1920, and was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his Empress Shoken, thus the name – Meiji Shrine. Its located just beside Harajuku Station and is adjacent another touristy venue: the Yoyogi park.

Everything in Japan is just so aesthetically pleasing. Im suffering from post-trip withdrawal symptoms already.

The Torii at the entrance to Meiji Jinggu. Torii literally translates to “Bird Abode” (鸟居) and symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred. There might be a few gates that you’re gonna walk past, so its like, going through the different levels of sacredness and lastly ending up at THE sacred place.img_20161223_104654_mh1488696212662.jpgEntrance to the Shrine. Look at how the gate glistens. Ohmy.


Everywhere looks good for photography. Like even the trees inside look so photogenic.


Barrels of wine that line the entrance road to the Meiji Shrine.


A peek of red before they’re all gone.


Barrels of Sake thats donated to the Meiji Shrine.



Channelling inner 金枕头 in cause I ran out of poses.

Boy, do I love Japan.

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