We visited the Meiji Shrine following our photo shoot in Shibuya (see my previous Tokyo post). This Shinto shrine completed in 1926 is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken1. Destroyed during WWII, it was rebuilt in 1958, it is nowedays a beautiful relaxing place which unfortunetaly we had to visit on the run. Indeed, we arrived a few minutes prior to closing partly because we got lost in Yoyogi park searching for the shrine!
The way to the shrine is long but worth the walk…
A bridge along the way.
Donated sake barrels.
These two trees are just perfect…
Beautiful woodwork on this door.
Having quickly visiting the shrine and after a long day, we headed back to our hotel.
Next up, some pictures of the Golden Gai and Shinjuku!