Meiji Shrine, Omotesando and Shibuya pre wedding photo date

A beautiful day in Tokyo for a date at the Meiji Shrine, a stroll up Omotesando and a walk through the frentic Shibuya. And an even better day for a pre wedding shoot.

Some kind comments from our couple

“These are amazing, the turnout is everything we expected and more. It was a pleasure working with you guys and we were very lucky to have Yosuke take these pictures. Thanks again … we will highly recommend you.”

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After meeting up at Harajuku station we headed off to Meiji Shrine, only a couple of minutes away. meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding3 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding4 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding5

 

The entrance gate to the walk up the through the forest to the Meiji Shrine. Amazing that the bustling city is only a few minutes walk away.
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Japanese sake gifts to the shrine on display make a great background.
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We spied on a pre wedding group photo – perhaps our couple should also get married at the Meiji Shrine?!

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Not to be outdone by our photography Yosuke, our couple couldn’t resist taking some shots as well. .meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding24 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding25 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding26 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding27 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding30 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding31 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding32

Back out through the tori gate, past Harajuku station and up Omotesando.meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding33 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding34 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding35 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding36

First a stroll through Takeshita Dori, in Harajuku.
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Got to buy some crepes if you go to Harajuku! meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding50 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding51 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding54 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding55 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding56 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding57 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding58 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding60

 

A random wander around the back streets of Harajuku and Omotesando always reveals some interesting shops and shots. Casual and fun brings out the best smiles in everyone. meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding61 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding62

Of course there are vending machines in other countries, but Japan has taken the jidohanbaiki to a whole different level. meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding63 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding64 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding65 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding66

Beautiful light and shadows up Omotesando.meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding67 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding68 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding70 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding71 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding72 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding73 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding74 meji-shrine-omotesando-pre-wedding75

Then it was off to Shibuya on the train for 5 minutes.
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The Shibuya scramble crossing – our couple helpfully lit up by the sunlight .
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