10 days in Japan - 10/29/2022 to 11/7/2022










Day 8-Hiroshima




Day 2- Shibuya, Tokyo -10/30/22

As soon as you get off the subway the first thing you see is the statue of Hachiko.

Hachiko is the faithful Akita dog who waited at Shibuya station every day for his master, even after his death.

Today it is one of the most popular meeting in Tokyo.


Hachiko story became a legend and a small statue was erected in front of Shibuya station.

There is a long queue for photo with statue.  I am standing far away from the statue as I did not wanted to wait in line.

Was lucky enough to take a photo with the statue in the back without anybody next to me.


View of Shibuya crossing from the ground.  

Shibuya is a popular crossing to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection.


The light just turned green and people are just ready to cross.


This intersection is frequently called the busiest pedestrian intersection in the world.

We are headed to Starbucks (in the center background) to have a better view of the intersection.


This the view from the 2nd floor of Starbucks.  The light just turned green and people are starting to cross.

According to the Shibuya Center Street in 2016, the number of pedestrians crossing the intersection was as much as 3,000 per green light (every 2 minutes).


A 2014 flow measurement survey by the Shibuya Redevelopment Association estimated 260,000 pedestrians per day on week days, and 390,000 pedestrians on non-working days

Others estimate as much as 500,000 people on the busiest days. The 2012 SOTO Outdoor Media Survey estimated 1.5 million pedestrians per week


The intersection is inundated with people.


In order to get to 2nd floor you need to buy coffee or something at the Starbucks counter on the 1st floor.


This is the 2nd floor of Starbucks.  I was able to get a seat against the window and was able to video a clip of the crossing.


We are on Chome Jinnnan street where there are a lot of clothing stores.


The street just filled up with pedestrians each time people finished their crossing.


I am not sure what it is but this area is filled with a young crowd and I think they were waiting to buy tickets to see a concert.




It is time for lunch so we walked around to find a restaurant.


This area is filled with ramen shops.


As we kept walking down the street we stumble of the same Ramen shop we ate back in 2017 and decided to eat here again.


You will need to select the dish and they then pay with the machine.


We lucked out as we were walking in, a bunch of people finished their lunch so they have room for us to sit.


The chef cooking our dishes in a large wok.


We were seated toward the end of the room looking out in the street.




We selected #1 and #2 on the menu.


Both ramen were delicious just as I remembered it.



NEXT.... Shinjuku/Golden Gai, Tokyo





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