Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Tour Report on Mar.3, 2019 (Meiji Shrine & Harajuku)

Meiji Shrine and Harajuku

Today we welcomed 9 guests from China, Poland, Singapore and US.

Despite of the shivering low temperature and the cold rain, we enjoyed the walk in the tranquil Meiji Shrine and the busy streets of Harajuku.

The Meiji Shrine is said to be one of the powerful spots where you could receive positive energy. Once you enter the shrine compound from the Great Torii gate, you will feel the clear energy flow into your system. It is better to visit shrines early in the morning rather than in the afternoon.

groupBgroupAgroupC2DSC_0141Inside the shrine, we notice people writing something on a wooden tablet. The wooden board is called”EMA” and visitors write their prayers, then hang it on the specified booth along with offertory. Common prayers would be “prayers to pass important exams”, “Safety for one’s family”,”prosperity in business”,”prayer for health” and “success in romance”. Today, some of our guests stopped by the Ema booth and took time to write their prayers for safety of their family and for prayer to pass entrance exam on behalf of her brother. Hope their wishes come true 🙂

We thank our guests for joining us in the cold rain today, and wish everyone a pleasant stay in Japan and a safe trip to their next destination.

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Report by Asako