Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Meiji Jingu & Harajuku : Tour report on January 5

Meiji Shrine and Harajuku


Dear TFWT tour guests and website viewers,

Happy New Year!

For you, who stayed in Japan over the years, hope you encountered and enjoyed various kinds of seasonal Japan unique events, decorations, dishes and traditions.

We also met lots of new year special during the tour on January 5, the first Meiji Jingu Shrine & Harajuku route tour of the year.

We welcomed 9 guests from Australia, Ireland, Singapore & USA.

It was a lovely sunny day which looks like promise our happiness of the year.

Thank YOU very much for your joining to our tour!


As the benefit of relatively small number of guests, we could offer semi-private tour for our guests and could customize the contents at some extent.

Meiji Jingu Shrine, one of the most known and popular Shinto shrine in Japan, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, just in time for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Lots of ceremonies, events & exhibitions are schedule throughout the year.

Please add Meiji Jingu Shrine to your “must-visit” list.


Before closing this tour report, let me share you one of the seasonal Japanese traditional custom scheduled on January 7, tomorrow, which is called “Nanakusa-gayu or rice porridge with seven spring herbs”.


The beginning of this custom dates back to the Heian period, a thousand years ago.

Japanese have this porridge in the morning of January 7, wishing good health for this year. The other purpose is to let our stomach have a good rest from the effects of series of special New Year delicacies and celebration.


We always welcome you & do our best for our guests to add happy memory of Japan.


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