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Tokyo would be incomplete without its temples. Dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, this 19th century Shinto shrine is a perfect example of the Japanese austerity and modesty. It isn't grand like many other Asian temples, but has a quiet appeal of its own. As you enter through the 40 foot high gate into the 200 acre park, it feels like another dimension. In a way, it doesn't feel like you are in Tokyo anymore. You need to wash your hands and face at a communal tank before you offer prayers. There is a prayer wall where you can write your wishes on a piece of paper and stick it there. A touch of Japanese culture and if you are lucky you might just encounter a wedding procession here!
We started this day from Asakusa, by visiting the oldest temple in Tokyo: Sensoji temple (info: temple guide). The charming shopping streets (Nakamise Dori) around Asakusa provide a fantastic opportunity to do you souvenir shopping. Here you can find absolutely everything - Japanese pictures, scrolls, fans, sweets, even swords and kimonos! From Asakusa you'll have a splendid view to Tokyo Sky Tree - it's the perfect distance for making good-quality photos.