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Yoyogi Park/Meiji Shrine


There was nothing like starting the day off then taking a picturesque walk at one of the biggest parks in Tokyo. Yoyogi Park was one of the most beautiful parks that I have ever been to. It’s a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.


In addition to the beautiful scenes, there was also the Kakuun-Tei (Tea House) which was built-in the 1900s by the order of His Majesty the Emperor Meiji for Her Majesty the Empress Shoken. The building that we see in this picture is actually a reconstruction as the original was destroyed due to the war.


In touring the park, not only do you learn about the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken’s life but you also get to visit the Meiji Shrine which is located within the park.


During this visit to Meiji Shrine, I had the privilege of witnessing a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. This is one of the life events that regardless of culture, country or religion, one can only feel the joy of two people finding each other and spending their life together. While I was just merely a visitor, I sincerely wish the couple a long and happy marriage!