I think more and more young Japanese people prefer a Western-style wedding nowadays; however, the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo probably remains the most famous and traditional place for Japanese Shinto wedding ceremonies. The nice thing is that almost every weekend you can observe bridal couples and with their families and guests as they walk across the shrine grounds to and from the actual ceremony. Not that Meiji Shrine itself isn't worth a visit, but combining it with a glimpse of this traditional Japanese custom is quite something.
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Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Italy before moving to Japan in October 2009. It took me a while to adapt to this very different world; however, travelling up and down the country has helped me to not only adapt, but to actually fall in love with this country Japan. It has also reawakened my interest in photography, so whenever I get a chance I pack my camera and discover something new. Japan is full of beautiful but less well-known places. To make these more discoverable for everybody, I'm very happy to be able to share my stories and photography on this site, and open a world of extraordinary experiences, which would be difficult to find in a guidebook. For any queries regarding Tokyo as a travel destination or any of my published articles, please feel free to contact me.