Day 10 - Shibuya Wanderings
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September 11th, 2009 – by: tommylennie
I took the opportunity to visit the Starbucks Coffee that overlooks the Shibuya crossing, and was lucky to get the last seat in the place. Coincidentally, I perched up next to Liz, a girl from London, who was visiting Tokyo with her half Japanese boyfriend, although he was here on work duty.
The rest of the afternoon was spent just wandering around Shibuya, people watching and store browsing. I even came across a T.V Studio that were filming some sort of show in front of a live audience. However, they had a huge window from the street that allowed people to look in. I couldn't be sure what was going on but it looked like one of those crazy gameshows they adore. I also swung by the Hachiko statue just outside Shibuya station. The statue is dedicated to Hachiko, the loyal dog at the center of quite an amazing story. I've not got the time to retell it in this blog, so just google him, it's awesome.
The day had passed me by like nothing else. Why couldn't my days in the office fly by as quickly! Soon the sun was setting and I decided to revisit the Mori Tower in Roppongi for some views of Tokyo at night. Arriving at the optimal time for photos, I once again bought my ticket and was soon on my way back to the Sky Deck. Now the views of Tokyo during the day were breath-taking, but at night, it was something else. Words couldn't describe it. The lights of the city reach as far as you can see and blend into the horizon. You really do feel on top of the world. I snapped away to my hearts content and managed to get a few great photos. I'd very much recommend spending so time up there at night, even if you have been there during the day.
After finally prizing myself away from the Sky Deck, I made my way back to Shibuya. And like the Tokyo City View, Shibuya had changed dramatically since the sun set. The area was now buzzing with the youth of Tokyo, all geared up in the latest fashions, with the boys being just as guilty as the girls. From what I saw, it appears that the boys will probably spend just as much time on their fake tans and hair as the girls do.
I saw out the night wandering through the neon filled streets, as far as the Love Hotel area, before heading back to the Granbell. Time flies when you're having fun!
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