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Shibuya New Year Stroll

Yesterday, @イェンス and I met up to take a little stroll around Shibuya (Yoyogi, Meiji-Jingu, Harajuku, and Aoyama), masked and socially distanced, of course! He and his family, I am allowed to say that much here, will return to Europe next week after spending five years in Japan, and it was our last opportunity to meet in person. We here at JREF shall be sad to lose our most prolific photo contributor, and I shall be sad to see a good friend and cycle mate leave. :)

Anyhow, here are a few impressions of a not so deserted central Tokyo (all thumbnails are linked to the full images in the Media Gallery).



Yoyogi Park, Odakyu Line, and Hatonomori Hachiman Shrine (鳩森八幡神社).

Meiji Jingu

The foremost Shinto shrine in Japan was quite deserted compared to the usual 3 million visitors during NY.

Harajuku Station, new and old:

The new building of JR Harajuku Station and the skeleton of the old building that will be preserved.


Omotesando and Aoyama with the mirror cave at the Tokyo Plaza, the Prada shop in Aoyama and SunnyHills designed by the renowned architect Kuma Kengo.

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