Tranquility in Tokyo: The Meiji Shrine
After a walk through Shibuya and past Harajuku we ended up at the Meiji Shrine which is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the spirits of the Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken.
In many locations around the shrine there were places to hang Ema, small wooden plaques which are usually used by Shinto worshippers to write their prayers or wishes. They are hung around theses shrines so that the spirits can then receive them.
If you are in Tokyo and need a bit of peace and tranquility this is definitely a good place to try. It’s true that this place does get busy with a lot of tourists, but it is still one of the most peaceful places we visited in the city.