This morning we went to
We first headed to Harajuku to visit Meiji-jingu - one of the most significant shrines in the Japanese Shinto religion. It was a sunny morning so it was lovely to walk through the the tree lined street to the shrine itself. We were lucky enough to see a Japanese couple heading off to get married.
After Meiji Shrine, we headed to the main street of Harajuku - well known for its teen fashion. Flooded with people and cat cafes, it a melting pot of fashion! After a quick trip to Oriental Bazaar for some quick gift shopping we headed back to the station. Unfortunately, due to a passenger injury the trains were not running so we decided to walk to Shibuya, our next destination.
A well know prominent landmark of Shibuya is the huge intersection in front of the station's Hachiko's statue. The intersection is heavily decorated by neon advertisements and giant video screens and gets flooded by pedestrians each time the crossing light turns green, making it a popular photo and movie filming spot. Some of us were even lucky enough to see a local omikoshi shrine being brought through the crowded streets! An unforgettable sight which demonstrates how the old and new sit comfortably side by side in Tokyo.
It was another huge day so we finished off with an early return to the hotel in order to pack for our departure tomorrow.