Exploring Tokyo: Shibuya Station and Ginza

Tokyo (東京) is a city truly like no other, and has been rebuilt so many times that in some areas you feel like you are in the present, others the distant past, and in others the far future!

Our first stop in Tokyo is Shibuya Station (渋谷駅). This station is famous for having the six-way traffic crossing, where mobs of people traverse on a daily basis. It is exceptionally crowded on weekends. It is a popular hang-out spot and place to meet up. If you look you can also see the statue of a dog named Hachiko, who was famous for his loyalty to his master.

After that, there is Ginza (銀座), the exclusive shopping district of Japan. This street is often compared to New York’s Fifth Avenue and all of Japan’s major store chains have flagship stores in Ginza. If you’ve got cash to burn, it will quickly disappear here, but for the rest of us, even window-shopping can be fun as well. When you visit Tokyo, be sure to stop by at Ginza and Shibuya.

Here’s a video from darwinfish105 highlighting Shibuya and Ginza:

What do you think? Does it look interesting?

Shibuya Station – Image from wikipedia.org


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