Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Repeat Guests: Tour Report of Meiji Shrine and Harajuku on December 17, 2023

Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Thank you for choosing our Meiji Shrine and Harajuku tour on December 17, 2023. We welcomed 14 guests from US and Singapore. I hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had.

Group A
Group B

Today, the temperature has dropped about 10 degrees compared to yesterday. Temperature changes can affect our physical condition. Some of our guests joined our tours several years ago, and some joined our other tours recently. We are very grateful for such repeat guests.

We are sometimes asked by our guests where they can find trash cans. As you know, the number of trash cans is decreasing in the city. They were removed as a place to hide suspicious items after the terrorist attacks. However, there are plenty of places in the city where people can hide suspicious items if they want to. Terrorists would not stop terrorizing because of the lack of trash cans. A major reason for the decrease in the number of trash cans is that governments and businesses have realized they can reduce the time and cost by removing trash cans. It is easy to reduce, but once reduced, it is difficult to restore. Are the trash cans a waste? I heard that a young man has launched a venture to install trash cans in the city. He says he plans to put advertising space on the trash cans and use sponsorship fees to pay for hiring cleanup crews and other expenses. I don’t know if it will work or not, but I believe it will be a socially meaningful project, not just a way to make money. I sincerely would like to support it.

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(Posted by Yutaka)