Sake Barrels wrapped in straw at Meiji Gardens - These barrels are donated every year by Meiji Jingu Nationwide Sake Brewers Association to the enshrined deities at the shrine - and they make for a great photo opportunity!
Meiji Shrine - on our free day we visited the shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji (the first Emperor of modern Japan) and his consort Empress Shoken. This and neighbouring Yoyogi park make up a gorgeous forest area in the middle of busy Tokyo.
Yes! (A no-sushi guide to food in Japan. << You’re in Japan. You’ve eaten more sushi in two days than you have in your whole life and you feel like you consist entirely of raw fish. It’s time to try out these spectacular Japanese culinary classics, without a shred of sashimi in sight.)