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Tokyo Now #10: Tokyo Free Walking Tour Now – 2

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Greeting from Tokyo!

Following to the on-site members only tour on Saturday at East Gardens of the Imperial Palace route, Meiji Shrine & Harajuku route tour was held on Sunday.

Meiji Shrine & Harajuku tour

Route :

First half:   Meiji Jingu shrine

Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine.  Shinto is an indigenous religion in Japan.    Meiji Jingu attracts largest number of visitors every New Year’s to wish good fortune of the year. Urban oasis full of nature in the middle of such a big city Tokyo.  Appreciated as a place of tranquility and relaxation.

Meiji Jingu celebrates a century of foundation this year.

Special exhibits are on display on the approach path to main hall.

Second half:  Harajuku & Omote Sando

We will guide you to Harajuku, which is one of the busiest and most popular shopping areas in Tokyo! 

Attraction of this route:

Comparison between Meiji Jingu shrne and Harajuku & Omote Sando, i.e. sacred greenery place and exciting fashionable shopping districts  

This time, the on-site members only tour evolved to a hi-brid tour, on-site tour with live streaming to members via zoom!

Less crowded thus we could feel the original atmosphere of this place.

Smell of forest, breeze across the trees…

We will introduce you basic manners & procedure at Shinto shrine, difference between Buddhist temple & Shinto shrine.

Refreshed and relaxed, let’s stroll Harajuku & Omotesando.

The new JR Harajuku station building started operation late March.

The former lovely station building now enjoys rest time.

OK, we’ve just arrived at the final spot of the tour,

Oriental Bazaar, the best-known souvenir shop in Tokyo.

Tentatively closed.

Looking forward to resuming tours and welcoming you!