Meiji Jingu Hatsumode

11 years ago by in Travel

Well,, for those of you who have no idea what Hatsumode is, follow the link below fyi

Meiji Jingu is well known for the largest number of visitors for Hatsumode amongst all shrines in Japan. I would like to share my first Hatsumode at Meiji Jingu from the last January, which was definitely a different experience from the one I had at Sensouji in Asakusa.

People waited in line to throw coins for hours and hours. And when they got to the spot, it was just a bizarre scene to witness that all these people were throwing coins over other people`s heads!! (kind made me want to try the first row right before the fence to experience the rain of small metal pieces.)

It`s my 8th year in Japan, but there sure are still many things to discover.