1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
NileGuide Expert tip:
Catch a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony... if you're lucky
Ever heard of the Meiji Restoration? Tokyo's most important shrine (Meiji-jingu; Meiji Shrine) honors the man who opened Tokyo and Japan to western culture. The immaculate shrine provides some "real Japan" flavor, smack dab in the middle of Tokyo, near Shibuya
, Omotesando, and Harajuku
. It's an extremely popular spot for traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies, so you don't even have to be that lucky to catch a gorgeously decked-out procession making its slow way across the plaza. The spacious shrine grounds are situated right next to Yoyogi Park
, Tokyo's largest, which is also a must-visit destination for taking in some much-needed greenery. Rent a bike to catch all the park's beauty and oddball characters in one easy ride.