Sunday, November 4, 2007

Shibuya (渋谷)

Shibuya is, hands down, the busiest place I have ever seen in my whole life and that's counting the Times Square in NYC. It's very very easy to get to (Nonstop on JR Keio Inokashira Line) from Kichijouji 吉祥寺. There is even an express train which gets there in less than 20 minutes. There is a crazy number of stores in all the main streets but the little streets connecting them have many more. I wouldn't say it is as nicely organized as Ginza (銀座) but it is every bit as impressive.
Shibuya is also the first place in Tokyo that I saw a Disney Store. It was very very funny to hear the songs from Disney movies playing in the background in Japanese.

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