10D9N Spring Japan Trip: One Night in Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya is known as the popular shopping and entertainment spot in Tokyo. It is one heck of a busy district, where you can find almost everything from shopping to dining to pachinko and even host clubs. It is no wonder that Shibuya is still bustling even until night time. 

10D9N Spring Japan Trip: One Night in Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya on a Friday night is filled with office workers who can finally taste the wonderful feeling of weekends. This pork ramen stall looks so popular there is barely a seat available inside. 

Pork ramen stall in Shibuya Tokyo Japan

A lot of store occupying huge building in Shibuya such as Adidas.

Busy Shibuya at Night Time

If you are talking about shopping in Shibuya, you would surely know about Shibuya 109, a trend setting fashion complex for young women in Japan. It is also the icon of the Shibuya district as it has more than one hundred boutiques in the building. 

Shibuya 109 Tokyo Japan

There are so many boutiques inside we dunno how to start shopping. If you want to shop until you drop, you should probably allocated one day to shop in Shibuya alone. The fashion boutiques open from 10AM to 9PM while the restaurants open slightly later at 11AM.

Fashion boutiques inside Shibuya 109 Tokyo Japan

Passed by a pachinko. What is a pachinko? It seems like an arcade game or pinball machine from outside. However, this is no ordinary arcade as pachinko is considered gambling games in Japan. The object of the games is to capture as many balls as possible. The balls can then be converted into prizes.

Pachinko Parlor at Shibuya Tokyo Japan

Listed as one of the top 10 things to do in Japan, you can't leave Shibuya without crossing in the famous 6-way intersection right outside Shibuya Station. When the lights turn red at this busy junction, they all turn red at the same time in every direction allowing pedestrians to surge into the intersection from all sides. The best place to watch this beautiful chaos is from the second-story window of the Starbucks (or Tsutaya) on the crossing's north side.

Shibuya Crossing at Tokyo Japan

Often filmed as the famous waiting spot for couple in Japan, Hachiko Statue is something that I want to see with my own eyes. This is the statue of the loyal dog who waited for his master every day in front of Shibuya Station and continued to do so for years even after his master had passed away. 

Hachiko Statue Shibuya Japan

If you have experienced all the fun above, you may also want to try visiting a host club where the handsome (and beautiful) men will treat you like a queen.

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