Hie Shrine – Tokyo

On this trip to Tokyo I stumbled across the Hie Shrine while wondering around Akasaka. If you approach it from the torii gates you’re in for quite a treat, they’re beautiful and picturesque. By chance I happened to slide in through a side gate right at closing and nearly had the whole place to myself,…

Kichijoji – Ricoh GR

We headed out to a new part of Tokyo last week, Kichijoji. This quiet, compared to Shinjuku, neighborhood is a 25 minute ride west on the Chuo Main Line from Shinjuku Station. If you plan on visiting, leave the station via the Park Exit and you’ll soon see why this neighborhood is so appealing. As…