Saturday, October 12, 2013

Yasukuni and the Palace Gardens

We were excited to explore Yasukuni because one of our Tokyo apps uses the temple there as its cover shot.


We found a few cool places on the grounds, including a small stage, a sumo ring, and a tea garden.


That's when we decided we need to have a Japanese garden in our yard (well, we need a yard first, but when we get that, we'll put one of these in it).


After we left the garden, we saw a girl dressed in full traditional attire. I fully embraced my touristy self and asked for a picture.


Then we walked over to the Palace. You can't go into the palace because the emperor lives there. It's kinda like Buckingham Palace that way. But there are gardens all around it open to the public. We were really excited to explore the gardens, but when we got there, we found out that they're more parks than gardens.



But here are a few of the highlights:




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