Japan Day 2…Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park!

Sunday,  our second day in Japan started off as every Sunday morning should….McDonalds breakfast. After that Josh and I walked to Meiji Shrine and enjoyed the shade of the tall, cool trees. Meiji Shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and  is located right next to (but not connected too, despite what maps tell you!) Yoyogi Park.

Getting ready to walk to Meiji Shrine

Getting ready to walk to Meiji Shrine

Cool lamp on the way to Meiji Shrine

Cool lamp on the way to Meiji Shrine

The park around Meiji Shrine is filled with amazing old trees

The park around Meiji Shrine is filled with amazing old trees

Finally....almost there....

Finally….almost there….

Meiji Shrine!

Meiji Shrine!

Another view of Meiji Shrine

Another view of Meiji Shrine

Once we finished walking around Meiji Shrine Josh and I headed to Yoyogi Park, which on Sundays is filled with young Japanese people who are being creative and overall having a great time. We witnessed about 200+ young people engaged in a group Karate exercise and even managed to spot the rockabillies….but unfortunately they hadn’t gotten around to singing when we found them. It was a great experience to wander around and see the youth of Japan having fun and enjoying their Sunday afternoon. We also came across a breakdance competition and some kids playing baseball with a plastic bat.

Mass Karate practice in Yoyogi Park

Mass Karate practice in Yoyogi Park

Rockabillies on a lunch break in Yoyogi Park

Rockabillies on a lunch break in Yoyogi Park

Random breakdancing competition we stumbled upon

Random breakdancing competition we stumbled upon

Kids playing baseball

Kids playing baseball

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2 thoughts on “Japan Day 2…Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park!

  1. Jeremy Coker says:

    What a beautiful place! Josh got some really great pics of you. I like #1 and #3 in this set. Wish I could have been with you to talk with those Rockabilly dudes. Japanese LOVE Rockabilly. It’s crazy.

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