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 ^^
^The famous Shibuya crossing can be seen once you take the exit from the Shibuya station.
^An old train converted into a resting place/meeting point for folks to meet up with friends.
^Some schoolgirls seems to be interested in getting the free hugs.
^Hachiko Statue – the landmark of Shbuya Station. You can read the story of Hachiko from wikipedia here.
^Saw this guy in the middle of the street doing absolutely nothing but just standing there with this weird pose…^^;
^And soon a wild Gajin-san joins him ^^;
^The famous shibuya crossing photo taken from the second floor of Starbucks.
^Entrance of the Center Gai (gai means street).
^The Center-gai area is packed with restaurants and fashion stores.
^Found some Street Fighter II themed Japanese curry by Capcom.
^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.” ^^;
^Food Plates decorated with manga-style illustration and sound effects – looks cool!
^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.
^Found Goku and Luffy outside at Parco Department Store Shibuya. Looks amazing.
^One of the ways of how advertisements are done in Japan.
^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! ^^
^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.
^The man is doing his very best to share experiences of his life in Japan to his readers.
^Some Smartdolls developed by Danny.
^A corner of his office is filled all the merchandise which he developed. Mirai Suenaga is cute!
^Looking at the ground floor of his office – which has been turned into a doll manufacturing factory ^^;
^The dolls which he develops comes with robotics – Danny hopes that these awesome dolls will soon to replace our smartphones.
^Went over to a shotengai in Musashikoyama with Danny and a couple of friends for dinner.
^and this is what I had for dinner – a hamburger with mushrooms, half-boiled egg and corns with black pepper sauce. nom nom nom.
^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: