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Sometimes you just get lucky | Meji Jingu | Tokyo | Japan

I walk a lot, and as often as I can, walking I would say is one of my all time favourite hobbies! This day I just happened to walk to my favourite and closest shrine, Meji Jingu and there just happened to be two weddings taking place, I could not be luckier! I love seeing weddings in Japan, the brides dresses, or kimonos, depending on the bride, are exquisite and there is just a magical feeling to the entire place when there is a wedding taking place there. On this day, one groom looked absolutely thrilled, he was beaming from ear to ear and his happiness was infectious, the other groom looked a little scared, I know he will be ok but he was also much younger and I get it, it is a scary but wonderful thing! I wish them both long and very happy lives together and I thank them both for letting me see a glimpse of their special day.

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new addiction | china town | yokohama | japan

For some reason we waited over 2 years to travel 30 minutes up the road to see China Town in Yokohama, now that I have seen it I have no idea why we waited so long but I feel like I need to go back often to make it up lost time, I am addicted to the place! It is great fun, it feels so exotic and is such a feast for the senses, and the food is great too:)

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I can see myself going back here often!:)


Senso-Ji Temple | Peace and quiet

Every now and again I get this need to just jump in the car and go somewhere that satisfies my senses, this week I had just that day. I dropped everything else, jumped into the car and with the camera I headed off to Senso-ji Temple. Senso-ji is a favourite of mine, I can go there often and I have been there at least half a dozen times already and plan to just keep going back. Maybe one day I will even get a day there which isn’t crowded – fingers crossed!

In the centre of the temple grounds there is always incense burning and I find that smell so mystic, the clouds from the incense barrel fill the air and are caught by the light so they could be mistaken for clouds. And the colour red, there is so much red, this is a very attractive temple and it is very well looked after.

But that is not all, around the temple are lots of stalls and little shops, the little side streets are full of random oddities. Little shops selling Japanese sweets or souvenirs, restaurants selling puffer fish, fruit stalls, a feast for the eyes.

Here are a few pictures from the day, a day well spent, a day treasured.

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’till the next time!