We stopped by the Togo Shrine in Harajuku, did a little shopping, and ended the day at Hanamasa Steak.
Since Gary, Taina, G.A. and I were touring the Harajuku area, we walked north of train station to the Togo shrine. Togo was a famous Japanese general in the 1930s. The torii facing the street is quite impressive. The grounds around the shrine have been integrated with a hotel.
Walking west into the grounds, the pond and bridges are lovely. The altars were locked up, suggesting that this is an active temple for local people, not tourists.
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