Friday, 18 June 2010

Meiji Jingu Mae (Harajuku)

Go to Meiji Jingu Mae (Harajuku) station on a Sunday between 2 – 3 pm and you will be able see cosplay and Harajuku fashion. Before you shoot, do ask for permission. Some of them will pose for you while others will decline to be photographed. Bringing your cute kids will increase your chances of photographing them or getting a picture with them.

Before that you may want to check out Meiji Jingu (Meiji shrine) which is free of charge. Some parts require admission fees which you can skip if you don’t want to pay. The thing about Japanese shrines is that the pavement is always covered in gravel, as though they’re testing your sincerity so proper footwear is strongly encouraged.

After that you can have lunch at the famous Jyangara Harajuku (Kyushu) ramen. I liked the soup very much but the egg was a letdown =( nevertheless, as a tourist to Tokyo, you should still try it just so you can tell your friends, “Oh, I tried the famous Harajuku ramen!”

cross this bridge

walk down this street

here's the shop