Omotesand┼Ź and Meji Shrine

I’ve been meaning to visit the Meji Shrine and Yoyogi Park for some time now. The area could be described as the Central Park of Tokyo (there’s even a building that looks strikingly similar to the Empire State). The Meji Shrine was built around 90 years ago on a piece of neglected land, and is now one of the most pleasant spots in the city. I was also told that Yoyogi would be a good place to see some of Tokyo’s more…colorful…personalities. The nearby Harajuku area is actually famous for its striking fashions, but for now enjoy these photos of the park. ­čÖé

Tokyo has some incredible juxtapositions of the natural and developed worlds…

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I forget the story behind these barrels of wine, but they’re “old-ish” (that’s an official wine term)

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The park was quite dark under the shade of the trees, but opportunities presented themselves. I’m considering investing in a fast 35mm lens for my Nikon, but I also really want an old film, compact rangefinder and they’re about the same price…decisions, decisions >:)

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After my visit to the shrine I walked back through Omotesand┼Ź and passed the Audi Forum Tokyo.

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I love Audis. How cool is that!!??

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I have a small obsession with taking pictures of my meals here (usually to the dismay of whoever I’m eating with). They’re so cool though! Everything comes on a neat little tray and they even give you a wipe to clean your hands. Lavazza coffee is delicious so I was excited to find a caf├ę here ­čÖé

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Thanks for stopping by!
Chris

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