Forget the ostensible temples of Thailand, Meiji is subtle, serene, calm...
The garden complex of the temple site is worth a visit just as much as the temple itself - most tourists tend to skip it but it's an all-year-round-treat.
Met a japanese photographer who handed me some bird seeds. It seems the birds of the garden are not afraid to eat out of your hand. The small well at the end of the walk is also a sweet site.
The temple itself is a functioning one with wedding ceremonies, men and women in traditional japanese garb, people throwing coings, clapping their hands or washing them at the special pavilions at each entry point.
Meiji Jingu is a magnificent place to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. It's a rebirth of the senses.
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