Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Tokyo
Sake kegs near the entrance of the Meiji Jingu Shrine. They are empty Sake kegs which are decorated by the people who have donated them to the shrine.
There are 3 huge torii gates that lead to the Meiji Shrine, each has 3 chrysanthemum carvings on top of the gate.
If you are in Harajuku don't forget to stop by at Meiji Jingu. The walk from the main gate to the shrine is bit far but total worth it. You feel like walking through time-back to Edo.
Meji is the largest and most popular of the Tokyo shrines. It is particularly popular as a wedding spot. They also have folk dance presentations here that shouldn't be missed.
It's too bad for me to think that this was a performance inside meijijingu until I discovered it is a real Japanese Wedding Ceremony.
A Japanese Wedding ceremony was going on when we visited Meiji-jingu Shrine. The poor couple became the backdrop of photo taking for foreign travellers :-(
The blooming iris garden is fantastic!! It has collection of many different species all over Japan. Many people come and make sketches on the iris. Should never be missed if you visit Japan in June!
This is a beautiful, huge shrine in Tokyo. Originally built in 1920, it was destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in 1958.
I was lucky in that at the time of my visit, it was the week of Shichi-go-san Festival so the shrine was swarming with little kids with their best kimonos on.
The Meiji Shrine is a relatively new shrine which is located in a large park in the middle of Tokyo city. It was built for the emperor Meiji after his death and completed in the year 1920.
Visit the temple at Meiji.
See my separate travelogue for more photos.