One of the last things I did in Tokyo and in Japan was visit Meiji Shrine and the emperor's garden.
Tokyo was getting boring to me by this point. I like the city life and all but I feel like there are two sides of Japan shopping and cultural attractions that also have shopping. It might be like this everywhere but anyways...
Going to Meiji Shrine was a really nice change of pace. Being there felt like I wasn't in the city at all but in a different place. I could not see many skyscrapers or hear cars. I went on a rainy day so everything was wet but felt refreshing. Being at the shrine felt like every other shrine I went to in Osaka and Kyoto but it was still nice because it belonged to the emperor.
(I found one skyscraper in the distance.)
In the garden there was this pond with huge koi fish. My boyfriend manage to summon them with an interesting hand trick.
Although the gardens were nice. It would have been nice if we went during the blooming season or during fall. I probably need to go back there again someday.