Shibuya

Published by Antonio Tajuelo

 

Shibuya

Today we will go deep through Shibuya (渋谷区), a district where you can find young people, fashion, shopping and entertainment in Tokyo. This one of my favorite Tokyo areas. It is always full of people at any time of the day and even music is played in the street ^^.

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When you go out of the station, the first thing on sight is the Hachiko statue. This is one of the main meeting points in Shibuya.

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Old wagon from the Tokyu 5000 series that now works as a tourist information office.

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This line covered the Shibuya to Sakuragicho trip.

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In order to get from Shibuya station to the shopping area you should go into the Shibuya crossing, the most transited crosswalk in the world.

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Pedestrians start to gather at every sidewalk next to the cross.

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Esteban's picture for the memories, in the middle of Shibuya crossing ^^.

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The latest pedestrians going by the cross before cars get they turn ^^.

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Going into the Shibuya crossing under all the signs and neons is all an experience!

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The icon of this place is Shibuya 109, a big department store with many clothing shops inside. The Ganguro style trend (girls with tanned skin and fair hair) was born here.

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In Shibuya you will find shops everywhere.

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Another scramble crossing in Shibuya, just in front of Shibuya 109.

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In the streets of Shibuya you will find shops of fashion, cosmetics, accessories and anything you can imagine ^^.

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Food and random product shop.

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Delivery truck in front of an Under Armor store with a very special design.

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Ice-cream shop at Shibuya ^^. This ice-creams are 450 yen, about 3€.

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Going into the pedestrian area in Shibuya, where there are more shops. On the right side you can find some vending machines while on the left side there is a concert ticket shop.

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Morning Musume is a very popular j-pop (Japanese pop music) group what was born in 1998. The group is composed by some girls, but when they grow up they are replaced by new members.

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Big Bang is a korean group with five members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri. Korean music is getting quite popular in the last years.

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Tickets for today's concert, on sale for 7000-8000 yen (about 50-55€).

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Perfume is a Japanese group with 3 members that play electropop music.

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Namie Amuro is another popular singer in Japan where, in fact, is called "the j-pop queen".

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Continuing into the Shibuya pedestrian zone it is important to look up on the buildings, as you will find many shops there. Notice how the signs tell which floor every shop is located by using a simple code system. For example: "1F" means the ground floor, "2F" is the upper floor and "B1F" means the first level underground level.

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You can also sing karaoke at Shibuya.

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The green building in the background is Bershka store in Shibuya. Stores from Inditex group like Bershka or Zara are well known in Japan.

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Despite Bershka stores being only one floor in Spain, in Japan they usually cover many floors of the same building.

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Building floor guide.

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One of the funny things of Shibuya is that music is played in the streets, so it seems like walking by a mall, when you are walking by the street actually!

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Jeans Mate clothing shop.

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This giant ad will be lighted in the night.

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Shibuya streets.

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Guitar shop in Shibuya ^^.

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Parked bike in Shibuya. In Japan, bikes are not usually attached anywhere as they are not stolen.

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Christmas costume shop ^^.

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I don't know what the sign says, but the faces of the people appearing are quite funny ^^.

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ABC Mart is a sport wear store chain.

At the bottom right side there is a tobacco shop. Because in Shibuya (and other areas of Tokyo) smoking is forbidden, you can usually smoke inside the tobacco shops.

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Beer distribution.

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In this part of Shibuya you can find a huge PARCO store.

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This small street is Supein-zaka (Spain Hill). Here you can find some Mediterranean style restaurants.

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Alternative clothing shop in Shibuya.

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Vidrio Lunch is a Spanish restaurant in Shibuya. I have never been at a Spanish restaurant in Japan and I think I will not going to try for now. Maybe I can try it just as an experiment... ^^

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The menu includes jam, omelette, prawns and squid.

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Restaurant exposing plastic food of the dishes you can find inside.

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Plastic ice-creams. High level of detail.

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Back to the shop and restaurant area ^^.

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Yahoo! is a popular search engine in Japan despite no one using it in Spain.

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Family Mart is a 24 hour shop chain. In Japan, this kind of shops are known as "combini".

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Italian restaurant at Shibuya. Italian restaurants are the most common foreign food at Japan.

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Pet shop at Shibuya. Do you have any pets? :)

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One of many restaurants in Shibuya.

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Amazing store on the right side of the pic.

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Pablo's cake shop ^^.

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I really love the pedestrian streets of Shibuya. I don't know what they have, but all of them are beautiful to my eyes.

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Visiting a CD shop at Shibuya. In Japan, people usually buy CDs.

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I also took some photos of the people I saw at Shibuya ^^.

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Many girls go to Shibuya for buying clothing and complements.

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Not only girls get the latest fashion.

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Crosswalk at Shibuya.

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And it is time for eating something ^^.

Food at this place in Shibuya seems delicious!

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We went to Burger King for the dessert.

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This is the Burger King menu at Japan.

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Can you guess what dessert did we choose?

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Here is the dessert!

It is melon soda with ice-cream inside.

Would you try it?

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Photo for memories at Shibuya!

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What would you like to visit at Shibuya?

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