One of the first things I wanted to see when I visited Tokyo, was the Meiji Shrine. I’m always a sucker for the history and the beautiful outdoors. And since I only had very limited time to explore Tokyo, I made sure to visit this at the start of my day.
For those who don’t know, “the shrine was completed and dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken in 1920, eight years after the passing of the emperor and six years after the passing of the empress. The shrine was destroyed during the Second World War but was rebuilt shortly thereafter.” (source)
The park was absolutely breathtaking. I have never seen colours in nature like that before so I was just in sheer awe of the beauty of Japan. I’ve always heard about how beautiful this place was but it’s definitely different being able to experience it in person. I felt like I was walking in a post card.
As you can see, I was bundled up (in 4 layers of clothing) but that wasn’t enough to keep me warm in the cold November weather. The rain didn’t help either but that didn’t stop me from enjoying every second I was there. I was literally like a kid in a candy store. It’s so rare to be surrounded by such beauty that I really just had to soak it all in.
The photos don’t do this place justice, you definitely have to go see it for yourself to really understand what I’m talking about. I can’t wait to go back and experience more of Japan.
If you’re going to Tokyo any time soon, try to add this to your list of places to see and let me know how it goes! 🙂