Monday, April 20, 2009

Hanami 1.75

From Omotesando Crossing, we headed into Meiji Shrine, planning to take in some of Yoyogi Park. We didn't have a map and ended up turned all around and lost in the shrine grounds. When we finally made it to the park, we only had a few minutes in one tiny corner, before being ushered quickly out the exit by the security guards at 5:00p. Yoyogi Park is another great place to be on a Sunday, except for the part we were in.

We were shoved out an exit, not the one I had planned on using, so we had no idea where we were. Since I wasn't using a map and we'd wandered around so much in the shrine and park, I had no clue which direction we had gone or which way we needed to go. No worries though, I love being lost in Japan, I enjoy the challange of finding my way with no map, and no signs pointing the way. We justed strolled around until we found a subway station (in Tokyo, you can't go much more than a block or two in any direction without finding a subway or train station), and I was able to get us re-oriented and back on track (no pun intended).
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Entering Meiji Shrine

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A pretty little stream, bubbling through the park
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Meg showing us how huge this torii gate is
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Sake offerings in Meiji Shrine.
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Another torii gate on the shrine grounds
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Docomo building in Shinjuku, from the park
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Our reflection in the pond
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Whew! And we're not done with Day 1 yet!
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2 comments:

Girl Japan said...

Shinjuku Park is pretty amazing!!!! Wish I was living near there where all the fabulous shops are!

illahee said...

tagged you!