We visited the shrine at 6.45 pm on a Friday, July the 26th. The main shrine, adjoining multi level tower, other smaller shrines, were a delight for photographers. At 7 p.m., when the lights came on, it was breathtakingly beautiful. The place had a sense of calm, plenty of dogs were also visiting the shrine with their owners. It was curious to watch these dogs sitting obediently while their owners kneeled and prayed. At 7.45 pm, there was a lovely parade as per Japanese tradition, girls and boys were dancing daintily as they glided along, saints walked by with melodious music. From July 27th till August 26th, brilliant fire works can be viewed from the temple area. We missed this as were at Mount Fuji then!
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