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The Meiji Shrine

The Meiji Shrine is located right next to the Harajuku shopping district, proving that you can literally find the old and the modern Japanese culture right next to each other. Around the temple is a huge forest park, featuring big temple gates and beautiful trees. We also saw barrels of sake and wine on display as we headed for the main shrine. As we went on a Sunday, we were lucky enough to see a traditional Japanese wedding. Both the groom and the bride was wearing traditional Japanese wedding clothes, completely different from western ones except that the brides dress is white. All the tourists (including me) stalked the wedding as they walked out of the main shrine – it really looked quite impressive 🙂