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Shibuya A Very Busy Shopping/Entertainment District

Am busy with work as usual but managed to find time today to upload more photos from my Tokyo trip. Today we look at Shibuya – a popular shopping/entertainment area and home to the worlds most busiest pedestrian crossing.

*This post was originally uploaded back in year 2014 but I decided to rebump this by adding a couple more photos from my recent visit to Shibuya ^^

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^The famous Shibuya crossing can be seen once you take the exit from the Shibuya station.

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^An old train converted into a resting place/meeting point for folks to meet up with friends.

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^Some schoolgirls seems to be interested in getting the free hugs.

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^Hachiko Statue – the landmark of Shbuya Station. You can read the story of Hachiko from wikipedia here.

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^Saw this guy in the middle of the street doing absolutely nothing but just standing there with this weird pose…^^;

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^And soon a wild Gajin-san joins him ^^;

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^The famous shibuya crossing photo taken from the second floor of Starbucks.

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^Entrance of the Center Gai (gai means street).

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^The Center-gai area is packed with restaurants and fashion stores.

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^Found some Street Fighter II themed Japanese curry by Capcom.

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^R18 curry – on the back of the box it says: “This curry is incredibly spicy. Please do not eat it if you are under the age of 18.” ^^;

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^Food Plates decorated with manga-style illustration and sound effects – looks cool!

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^Walk passed by Shibuya 109 – a fashion complex for young women. Fun fact: Its called 109 because the 10 is pronounced “To” and 9 as “Kyu” – the company that owns 109 is Tokyu Group.

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^Found Goku and Luffy outside at Parco Department Store Shibuya. Looks amazing.

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^One of the ways of how advertisements are done in Japan.

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^Went off to visit my friend Danny Choo‘s office after spending the afternoon in Shibuya. Just have to say that I love his office so much, just look at all those figures/kits! ^^

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^Can’t remember exactly when but I have been following Danny’s website since many years ago. I remember back then he blogged a lot on Gundams and glad to see that he still has a nice collection of Gundams in his office.

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^The man is doing his very best to share experiences of his life in Japan to his readers.

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^Some Smartdolls developed by Danny.

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^A corner of his office is filled all the merchandise which he developed. Mirai Suenaga is cute!

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^Looking at the ground floor of his office – which has been turned into a doll manufacturing factory ^^;

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^The dolls which he develops comes with robotics – Danny hopes that these awesome dolls will soon to replace our smartphones.

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^Went over to a shotengai in Musashikoyama with Danny and a couple of friends for dinner.

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^and this is what I had for dinner – a hamburger with mushrooms, half-boiled egg and corns with black pepper sauce. nom nom nom.

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^Had a bit of chit chat with friend Linus (who works for Danny as Culture Japan’s Creative Operating Officer) and Danny himself before heading back to Shibuya again for a quick Karaoke session ^^;

You can check out my other posts about my recent Tokyo trip here:

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