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!

Yoyogi park



The way to the shrine is long but worth the walk…

Meiji Shrine


A bridge along the way.

Sake barrelsDonated sake barrels.

These two trees are just perfect…

Meiji Shrine



Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine


Meiji Shrine

Beautiful woodwork on this door.



Having quickly visiting the shrine and after a long day, we headed back to our hotel.

Tokyo metro

Tokyo Metro

Next up, some pictures of the Golden Gai and Shinjuku!


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  1. David
    July 25, 2013

    Bill your photos here have some beautiful lustrous tones that really captures both the traditional and modern expressions of Tokyo..great work!

    • billscom
      July 25, 2013

      Thanks David! It’s one of the “feelings” I was going for and I’m glad that it transpired through these pictures.


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