Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tokyo - Day 2

Tokyo - Day 2:

We didn't escape the jet lag quite like we hoped and so we didn't wake up until after 11!  But have no fear, we still managed to see the Meiji-Jingu shrine, visit Harajuka and Shibuya and play some video games!

The Meiji-Jingu shrine is A Shinto shrine built in honor of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.

You pass through three of these torri on the way to the shrine

Here's a shot of the back of the entrance to the shrine. I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside (people come here to pray) 

They also hold weddings here and we got lucky and got to see a couple in full traditional Japanese clothing

After getting our culture for the day, we headed over to Harajuka which is just madness

I am loving the Christmas decorations!

We joined in the shopping madness and even found an entire store devoted to small dogs. Guess who got two new outfits to wear in Zurich?!?!?  While exploring, we found an arcade so, of course, we went inside to play!  Look closely at the picture to see if you recognize anyone...

After that, we headed to Shibuya to see the famous Shibuya crossing. They stop traffic from all directions and then just masses of people cross in every direction imaginable. 

On the way home, we stopped at the 7-11 for a snack. 

We bought Pringles and popcorn instead!

Tomorrow, our goal is to get up and out around 9. We can DO it!

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