Saturday, April 29, 2017

Meiji Jingu

Today we visited Meiji Jingu. Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine situated in Shibuya, Tokyo. Before you arrive at the shrine itself, you have to enter a forested area through a huge torii gate and walk by two displays of sake and french wine barrels which were offered to the shrine.
The forest also contains a garden. Sadly, we didn't visit at the best time. In June, the garden will be full of blooming irises and other flowers!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa

Today we visited Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. It was just five minutes to the temple from our apartement, so we went there first thing in the morning. We're still tired from the jetlag, but the temple was a great experience!
While taking a walk around the temple area, we met some fellow travellers and took some pictures with them!" (naganekoshop)

for lunch we had some Onigiri - rice balls, that come with different fillings. The perfect snack for a busy day of sightseeing and after following the steps for unpacking them we sat down for a tasty meal.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tokyo National Museum

Yesterday, after a 12 hour flight, we arrived in Tokyo! We didn't have enough energy left to explore much, but we just had dinner and a walk around our new neighbourhood in Asakusa. 
Today, our first stop was the Tokyo National Museum. There was so much to see, from a small collection of sword and lance blades, to clothes, calligraphy and ink drawings. Wonderful!