Meiji Shrine

If you haven’t been to Tokyo, next to nothing is open before 10:00 AM. Even Starbucks didn’t open until 7:00 AM one day when we needed a place to nap. The one thing that is open is the shrines, so went to the Meiji Shrine.

Torii at the entrance to the Meiji Shrine.

It was pretty early in the morning so most people weren’t around. It was very tranquil, like the forests of Pandora.

Michelle, doing a traditional cleansing ritual before entering the shrine.

The shrine with the first rays of light striking it.

People’s prayers written on small pieces of wood and hung up at the shrine.

Consecration wine.

Sake time!