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Traditional Tokyo

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In addition to some of the cutting-edge attractions in Tokyo, we've seen some of the more traditional sights.

Tsukiji fish market is the largest of its kind in the world, and has been held at its present location since 1935. Tourists are no longer allowed to see the tuna auctions in the morning, but we were able to wander around the site once the auctions were over.


Meiji Jingu Shrine is set amongst what appears to be a mature, well-established forest. We were therefore quite surprised to hear that the forest is entirely man-made, and consists of trees that were donated by people around Japan when the shrine was built in the 1920s.


The shrine itself is dedicated to Emperor Meiji, who died in 1912, and his wife, Empress Shoken.


Posted by shoestring 18:28 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo fish japan traditional market shrine

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