24 February 2012

(*´ω`*) Places: #3 Shibuya

Of course, we all knew Shibuya was expected to crop up sooner or later! Shibuya is quite possibly known for it's Fashion - alongside with Harajuku - and lets not forget Shibuya night life! So.. what do people first think of when they hear the name 'Shibuya'? ♪  With my 'miniature survey', the most obvious and common answer was the 109 building, closely followed by 109 Men's and Forever 21, which formerly was HMV.  ★ The top picks were all Fashion related, therefore giving Shibuya a Fashionable reputation. Next picks were the former HMV building, Tower Records and Like an Edison, which is located on the ground floor of Laforet. Shibuya is a hotspot for the younger minded people.
During my travels to Tokyo, I usually find myself in Shibuya before walking my way to Harajuku, it's a pleasant walk and I'd rather see things than sit on a train. As always Shibuya is a large city and it is easy to get lost in, so always be aware of buildings around you in case you ever need to backtrack. ☆ Center Gai / センター街 is a narrow street, either side there you will find many more fashion shops, music stores and yet again - arcades. Shibuya is always up to date with the up coming trends, and streets are littered with beautiful young aspiring fashionistas. Popular things to do while in Shibuya - other than shop, would be purikura. 'eggnam' is a popular purikura centre, and as the name suggests it is popular with many egg models. ヽ(゜▽、゜)ノ
Shibuya Night Life varies widely between the age groups, but you will never be too bored, you can do everything from Karaoke, ヾ(≧ー≦)ゞ clubbing and generally chilling out at a bar, Shibuya is also home to many live houses, or concert halls. ☆ Surprisingly some are difficult to locate for first time explorers, even with a map it can be considered a task alone. C.C.Lemon is one of Shibuya's largest live house which can seat over 2,000 people. A popular live house commonly known to people who do not live in Japan is known as 'Shibuya O-West/East' (there are other in this 'O-Group).
I felt that this post wouldn't be complete without mentioning a certain famous Shibuya name that is, Hachiko / ハチ公 for now I will not go into his great history so I will forward you to his wikipedia page instead. However, if you are ever in Shibuya and arrange to meet up with a Friend there, Hachiko is a popular meeting point. (っ´∀`)っ Though it is often crowded with like minded folks and tourists, but Hachiko is a well known name and meeting point so it is to be expected! Overall, Shibuya is a very lively place to be. If you love the hustle and bustle of a busy city, you are bound to love Shibuya.


  1. Ah, so cool <3
    I love reading these, it makes me want to go again
    even more. Keep up the good work with it all.