The Meiji shrine, built to house the immortal soul of emperor Meiji, is an impressive expanse of tranquility in the heart of Tokyo.
The city organized to build the shrine on 240 acres after the passing of their revered and loved emperor, to venerate his two most praised attributes; peace and tranquility. The shrine was rebuilt after total obliteration by long range American bombers in WWII
The woodwork is beautiful and the gardens are all one would expect. Gilded lanterns hang beneath solid beams, all focused towards the center of the shrine. Throw a coin, make a prayer and clap twice before the inner sanctum……
Everyone here is quiet.