- Published on Thursday, 02 May 2013 22:04
Harajuku is renown for it's unique and really cool street fashion. A fashion capital as well as shopping district for young people who seek affordable fashion and for those who are brand conscious. Every Sunday, young people will dressed in cosplay and gather at Jingu bridge near the entrance of Meiji Shrine. But unfortunately I went there during winter so there were very few cosplayers at Jingu bridge. This is purely a pictorial post.
- Published on Monday, 15 April 2013 22:27
Destroyed in an air raid in 1945, reconstructed and it's indistinguishable from the original, this is the Meiji Shrine. Dedicated in the memory of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken. Meiji shrine is conveniently located right next to the Harajuku station. As you exit the station, turn left and walk about 30 meters till you reach the JR bridge, a free zone where performance artist and youngsters dress up as their favourite manga and anime characters. Turn right and you'll be greeted by this giant torii. Welcome to Meiji Shrine!
- Published on Monday, 01 April 2013 22:31
Asakusa is the major entertainment district in Tokyo but to the tourists, it is famous for the temple with the ginomous lantern called Sensō-ji. This area was largely damaged during WWII by US bombing raids but it was rebuilt. It is a must see place when you are in Tokyo. Very easy to get here. Simply take the Tokyo Metro Ginza line and get off at Asakusa station. And while you are here, you can walk over to check out the new Tokyo Skytree located across the river. Will post that up on my later photo blog on my 2013 winter trip.