Japan Images: Serenity in Kichijoji
Friday, February 5th, 2010
We spent a full day in Kichijoji after having it recommended and we weren’t disappointed. It has become one of our favourites places to visit while in Tokyo.
This was shot at a small shrine we stumbled upon near the main shopping area and just as we were leaving I saw the afternoon light hitting the solid stone gate and filtering through the leaves in the background.
There’s heaps of things to see and do in Kichijoji including the Ghibli Museum (ジブリ美術館) and the stunning Inokashira Park (井の頭公園) – don’t miss either if you visit this beautiful area of Tokyo.
Be careful when getting there by train as some express services don’t stop at Kichijoji station, which you may only realise when you see the station sign behind you at 100 kph ^_^
View Kichijoji Shrine in a larger map