This was the first (of 2 days) in Japan that I got to do some solo travelling! The excitement and exhilaration that stem from facing an utterly foreign city alone is something I haven’t experienced in a long time. As much as I love spending time with my friends, there would never come a day when I would stop craving for the freedom in going solo.

Each time I walked from my hotel to the Shinjuku subway station, I would pass by this particular Shinto shrine. (the two primary religions of Japan are Shintoism and Buddhism.) a typical Shinto shrine consists of these:

Orangeish red torii gate at the entrance of a Shinto shrine

The torii gate. It is the orangeish red structure above. Made out of wood and consisting of two upright supports and two crossbars on the top, it is commonly found at the entrance of the shrine.

Giant Swing in Bangkok

I noted its resemblance with the Giant Swing I saw in bangkok. Anyone else see the resemblance?

Main building in a Shinto shrine

The main building where visitors make their prayers and offerings. There is also a chamber in this building where the most sacred objects of the shrine are kept.

Stage used for performances in a Shinto shrine

A stage used for outdoor performances, dances and stuff.