Shibuya! Perhaps one of the top list to-go in anyone’s itinerary when traveling to Japan. Any travel articles I read, any foreigners I encountered they always have a thought or two when it comes to their experiences about one of the busiest and fashion center of the country.
There’s a bunch of things to do, I bet a day is not enough. But if you’re in a time constraints and you want to explore more other places in Tokyo, well just make sure to tick in your check list the two of the most iconic things to do here in Shibuya:
Take a picture with Hachiko. I bet most of us knew or at least heard about the story of the dog Hachiko. Well if you did and had probably shed some tears and fell in love with the story, then you should never missed out the monument dedicated only to this loyal fella. It’s located right in front of the station so it’s certainly something you have to check out first.
Join the rumble in Shibuya Intersection -and when I say rumble it means crossing the road along with the rest of the crowd once the walking sign turns green. It might be something we do typically (you know, waiting for the stop signal and crossing the road) but I guess the feeling of having to be with hundreds of people walking at once from each opposite side of the road is something you don’t see everyday.
If you want to see how it all looks like in a farther scale, you can find a perfect view in a Starbucks Cafe located across the station. Although you can also see it from any building surrounding the crossing, wouldn’t it be a plus to have a cozy spot with some coffee in hand? We did so and it was indeed quite an amusing thing to see.
They also have a bunch of other stores in the same building. Their bookstore is also a highly recommended place if you want a quiet down time after jostling in the crowd.
Again, If you guys want to see my VLOG in Shibuya, you can check it out on my previous blog/vlog article: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR JAPAN EXPERIENCE 🙂