Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Japan Trip - Part 6

Today is the end of our tour package. We now embarked on Phase 2 of our trip - free & easy.

After checking into Keio Plaza hotel, we took the JR train to Harajuku (原宿). As it is a weekday, there were less people dressed up in their fanciful & colourful costumes.

After shopping about an hour in Takeshita Dori Street, we headed to Meiji Shrine (10min away), an important Shinto Shrine.

SG in front of the entrance with the largest wooden Torii in Japan.

Main shrine.

Rows of prayer plaques in the garden.

The always busy, packed Tokyo.

A local train crossroad junction, near a cosy neighbourhood.

Next stop is to the Metropolitan Government Office, where we get a great view of Tokyo at night. What a great view! Free some more.....

According to the news, Cherry Blossom arrives in Tokyo that day!! This leads to the next day Great Cherry Blossom Hunt (based on the info about Popular Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots).

More photos on Soo Guan's Flickr page.

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