Tokyo : Harajuku - A pictorial

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. 

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Tokyo : Meiji Shrine

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! 

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