Wednesday, 8 April 2015

JVlog #13: Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

Good Day Everyone,

No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to one of the world's busiest crossings, the Shibuya Crossing, often referred to as Tokyo's version of Times Square. There are bright neon lights and huge plasma screens all around the crossing, which was further propelled onto the world stage after appearing in a number of Hollywood movies, such as Lost in Translation starring Scarlett Johansson. 

Traffic stops from all directions simultaneously, allowing pedestrians to pour into the roads and cross this huge junction from all sides. It is fascinating to watch the crossing in action from above and that is something I would definitely recommend doing. Watching the crossing at night is the best as you get the full effect of all the brightly coloured neon lights. You can see the crossing in action in the below video as well as my recommendation on the best viewing spot :o).
The Hachiko statue outside Shibuya station is a popular meeting spot for young Japanese, and is equally popular with tourists wanting to have their photo taken with Hachiko's statue. Hachiko was a dog whose loyalty to his master captured the hearts of the Japanese people. You can find out more about their story in the above video. There are also a couple of beautiful cherry blossom trees next to the statue which makes visiting in Spring all the more memorable.

I hope you enjoyed this short vlog :o)

Love Sheen xxx
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