Meiji Shrine is my favorite place to go for a morning walk in Tokyo. Of course, it doesn't open until after sunrise, so it is not a good place for very low light photography, but the light that I appreciate there is low angled light that comes streaming in through the trees to illuminate the lanterns and cast intriguing shadows, particularly in the winter time.
Attached is a photo I took on a walk in December with the Canon 5D Mk2. I have taken lots of early morning photos in Meiji Shrine over recent years, but had not photographed this particular scene before. This paper lantern in the first image was set up in preparation for the New Year observances and I happened to be there at the right time to catch the shadow on the tree trunk.
The second image is a small box offering special poem-like messages from Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The only lens I had with me on this trip was the Canon 85mm f/1.2, which I hadn't hadn't used very much previously, but it is incredibly sharp (albeit very heavy to carry).