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shibuya, one of the busiest cross streets in the world!
I love riding the trains here. There are these little melodies that sound at every station followed by a woman's voice who depicts every word in Japanese with a beautiful flow and accent. Tsugi wa Shibuya, Shibuya! (Next is Shibuya)

A group of CIEE students met and traveled through Shibuya on Sunday. It was definitely bustling! In line with the Fall Equinox Festival (Akimatsuri), a parade was being held in the streets. We wandered aimlessly, snapping photos left and right. We were lost several times and by the end of the day, I think we had managed to travel the entire neighborhood.

Perhaps the greatest memory from this day was wandering the back alleys in search of nothing in particular when we happened to meet two old men sitting in front of a bar who called us over to practice their English.
We seem to have luck meeting these types! They sat us down and poured us some drinks and proceeded to tell us in broken English and Japanese about themselves and ask us questions. We shared the common misunderstandings of each other, but it didn't matter because everyone was happy. Always, so happy!

Shibuya is both front-end galmour and back alley cool. You can find just about anything here from record shops, love hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Not to mention the 6 story department stores! In the evening, we were looking for the perfect place to eat when we were confronted by a representative from a nearby izakaya. He promptly roped us in with drink and food specials and took us in an elevator to the 6th floor of a building where we would spend the rest of our evening, trying to decipher what was on the menu, how to order it, and figure out the bill. The food was good and the drinks were cozy. After a long day of adventuring and wandering in the bustling district of Shibuya, we collapsed on the train ride back to our quiet little town.
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