The first time I came to Tokyo, I headed out to Meiji Jingu Shrine by myself. It was a really, really nice walk, as I went into the inner gardens which were very peaceful and tranquil. It’s one of those things that I think you really MUST do when you come to Tokyo.
Now, every time my friends come to Tokyo, we bring them to the Meiji Jingu shrine. If you go on the weekend, you’ll usually get to see a Japanese wedding! I always find this very fascinating.
Take a look at what it’s like!
This time, we didn’t go into the Inner Gardens but I strongly suggest that if you’re already at the shrine, take some time to explore in. It’s a 500 yen donation, and a completely worthwhile donation for something so beautiful.
Once you’re finished, a nice itinerary would be to head over to Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori for some crazy shops, and then you can move on to Omotesando to soak up the high-end atmosphere. Have fun!