JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – TOKYO – MEIJI SHRINE

by Antonio Gil February. 21, 2020 368 views

Entry into the shrine grounds is marked by a massive torii gate

Entry into the shrine grounds is marked by a massive torii gate

The approximately 100,000 trees that make up Meiji Jingu's forest were donated from regions across the entire country

The approximately 100,000 trees that make up Meiji Jingu's forest were donated from regions across the entire country

Teresa enjoying the views

Teresa enjoying the views

Barrels of sake - they just contain a little bit of 'representative sake'

Barrels of sake - they just contain a little bit of 'representative sake'

the illustrations represent the name and location of a particular sake brewer

the illustrations represent the name and location of a particular sake brewer

The barrels of wine to be consecrated at Meiji Jingu have been offered by the celebrated wineries of Bourgogne in France – Teresa's picture

The barrels of wine to be consecrated at Meiji Jingu have been offered by the celebrated wineries of Bourgogne in France – Teresa's picture

Video - Meiji-Jingu - Tokyo

Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) is a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Meiji Shrine and the adjacent Yoyogi Park make up a large forested area within the densely built-up city. The spacious shrine grounds offer walking paths that are great for a relaxing stroll.

The shrine was completed and dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken in 1920, eight years after the passing of the emperor and six years after the passing of the empress. The shrine was destroyed during the Second World War but was rebuilt shortly thereafter.

Emperor Meiji was the first emperor of modern Japan. He was born in 1852 and ascended to the throne in 1867 at the peak of the Meiji Restoration when Japan's feudal era came to an end and the emperor was restored to power. During the Meiji Period, Japan modernized and westernized herself to join the world's major powers by the time Emperor Meiji passed away in 1912.

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Loving this tour even though I am going about it backwards.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Backwards forwards it doesn't matter. Thanks for taking the time to make all the comments Camellia

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Marsha 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a beautiful set of shots. Would love to stroll down that road in #3!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It's a heaven of peace among the chaos of a big city like Tokyo. Thanks dear Marsha

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Buster Bruce 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Your images are always full of photogenic magic! So fine

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month, 2 weeks ago

That's a definition I won't forget. thanks my friend.

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José Manuel 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#1+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Autocarros pequeninos para uma cidade onde o espaço vale muito. Obrigado Zé

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I remember this place, but under the raining....Great work Antonio...Happy weekend!

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Fortunately we had sun, but it was rather cold. Happy weekend Francesc

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Raquel Cunha 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#7Não encontraste o Word?

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Antonio Gil Replied to Raquel Cunha 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hahahahahaha. Os japoneses são mais excel 😁

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