Arrival in Tokyo-3/31/2017
Takeshita street/Omotesando street/Shibuya
We are now going back to Harajuku station where we originally got off.
Lots of people walking around... This is a Sunday so I guess people are going out...
I am standing on the right
waiting for Mai and Thierry. It was cold and I think it was
Good think I have a hooded jacket.
We are now walking toward the famous Takeshita street which is a pedestrian shopping street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants from walking distance of the Harajuku station.
I am not sure what these cute young girls are doing but they are handling out pamphlets...
There are so many people asking to take a picture with this lady.
She just was walking around, smiled, and posed for a lot pictures.
|Cute girl with a mini mouse head band.||
Girls with spun sugar
A store selling colorful socks!
Interesting building, look at the rooftop.
Omotesando dori, is often compared to the Champs-…lysťes in Paris because it is a wide boulevard lined with trees.
Lots of car and also lots of people walking around.
Lots of stores...
Shibuya is one of the major shopping districts in Tokyo so many people are walking between the various stores and shopping centers near the crossing. Shibuya is particularly famous for the fashion stores found in the district. Many people are coming or going from Shibuya Station which is on one corner of the crossing. Shibuya Station is one of the busiest stations in Tokyo.
Pedestrian crossings like these are referred to as a scramble crossing as the traffic is stopped in all directions to allow pedestrians to walk in all directions (scramble) through the intersection. Additional terms for this style of pedestrian cross are diagonal crossing or exclusive pedestrian crossings. What makes Shibuya Crossing particularly unique is the crossing is the meeting of five roads in one of the busiest parts of the most populous city in the world.
Busiest Pedestrian Crossing in the World.
Up to 3,000 people use the crossing per green cycle.
5 jumbo screens can be seen from the crossing.
The busiest Starbucks in Japan is next to the crossing.
Hachiko Statue (Japanís most famous dog) is next to the crossing.
Shibuya station.. the
busiest station in Tokyo!
The Hachiko Statue in Shibuya celebrates the life of Japanís most famous dog, Hachiko, and his legendary loyalty to his owner. This Hachiko Statue is located next to the famous Shibuya Crossing and the very busy Shibuya Station. For more than fifty years this monument to Hachiko has retained its popularity as a tourist attraction and meeting place in this busy location. The true story of Hachiko the dog, who was a golden brown male Akita Inu (a Japanese breed from the mountains of northern Japan), who would arrive at Shibuya Station every afternoon just to wait for the return of his master Professor Hidesaburo Ueno. This pattern went on for just over a year, until one day in 1932 Professor Hidesaburo Ueno did not return. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while away at work and died.
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