Japan: Shibuya (Tokyo)

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Red Light

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Green Light

Harajuku is a neighborhood of the Shibuya ward, so of course we wanted to explore more of Shibuya. Shibuya is most famous for the busy intersection at the Shibuya Station – the Shibuya Scramble. All of the lights at the crossing turn red and green at the same time. I think in most top 10 lists for Tokyo you’ll find the Shibuya Crossing. You can also spot it in a lot of TV shows or films that feature Tokyo. Like in Girls (40 second mark):

Koen and I spent a bit of time walking around and enjoying all of the bright neon signs. We had lunch at Ichiran for a bowl of delicious tonkotsu – even if we did have to wait half an hour to get in!

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Spotted: Tanuki outside of the ramen shop

 

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Mmm…tonkotsu!

One evening we visited the Tokyo Whisky Library in Shibuya. Definitely a recommendation for anyone wanting to try a selection of Japanese whisky!

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