LouLou and I planned to visit Menji Jingu Shrine together on the weekend. I had visited the shrine on my own earlier this month, at the start of summer. We met at the Chiyoda-sen's Meiji jingu mae station, smack in the middle of Harajuku.
It was near dusk when we entered the grounds. Parts of the shrine had already begun to sink into shadow. The grounds open and close at sunrise and sunset and attract about 3,500,000 visitors per year. The park rangers had already begun to make closing announcements by the time we reached the shrine gates.