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There are so many things to see and admire in and around Tokyo, but here are a few that I remember being very fond of: • Meiji-Jingu Shrine and Yoyogi Park • The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills • Hakusan Ceramics • The Harajuku district • Omotesando Road in Aoyama • Fukuzushi in Roppongi • Antique markets such as Nogi-jinja Shrine, Togojinja Shrine or Hanazono-jinja Shrine
One of my all-time favorite places to visit in Tokyo is Meiji-Jingu Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in all of Tokyo. It is a wonderful place to learn about and appreciate traditional Japanese culture. It’s an oasis of calm located in Yoyogi Park in the heart of Tokyo – a nice refuge from the surrounding bright lights of the big city.
If you love antiques, I would recommend checking out one of Tokyo’s outdoor antique markets, such as Nogijinja, Togo-jinja or Hanazonojinja. There is so much culture and history in these markets, it’s fascinating. My daughter Ally loves vintage shopping so I try to bring home something for her that catches my eye.
This is a site where people can have Shinto style wedding ceremony parade through the inner garden of the shrine. If you’re lucky, you will see a bride in Kimono. http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/
Celebrities love Tokyo vol 3
December / 2011