Japan pt. 2 - Meiji Jingu

Still in Tokyo, we went to Harajuku station and went across the to Meiji Jingu- Shinto Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo.
It was built in the 1920's and dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. It's a very beautiful place.

 These are barrels of sake that were donated to the shrine.

Entrance to the main yard of the shrine.

(Mom liked the gate, so she wanted a picture in front of it)

These trees were planted when the shrine was established, they are known as "Meoto Kusu" (Husband and Wife) which represent Happy marriage and harmony in life and family.

Prayer station. Many people stopped to say a prayer, I didn't want to be rude and take photos of anyone actually praying so I actually had to wait a bit to get the fountain pictures. They also had instructions on how to use the prayer fountain for the non locals which I thought was very nice.

Walking through the grounds some more, we headed to the museum. Unfortunately it was closing time so we didn't get to go inside. So we just checked out the "park" area.

coming soon- Japan pt.3 ...

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