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I left my heart in Shibuya.

3 years ago / travel / tokyo

Tokyo at its most Tokyoesque.

Before I went to Japan, I was really, really, really looking forward to Shibuya.

This place is Tokyo at its most Tokyoesque; throngs of people, huge neon signs, busy overhead train lines and an almost infinite number of shops and restaurants.

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And of course, getting to see the Hachiko statue - the movie made me cry so much :(

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Nui with Hachiko <3

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My turn… I look terrible here cause I just managed to meet up with them after spending the whole day taking the Narita Express to the airport to send the boy off and then taking the NEX back alone

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I think this marks the exact spot where Hachiko waited for his owner but I might be wrong.

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Went to the Starbucks at QFront Bldg that every guidebook recommends - this is apparently the best spot to take in a bird’s eye view of the crowds at the famous Shibuya crossing.

This chocolate pretzel mocha drink was really yummy by the way - did they have it in Singapore too over the holidays?

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Taking it all in.. and emo-ing about the boy’s return to SG :( Plus it didn’t help that it was raining :(

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Rumoured to be the world’s busiest crossing, this intersection is an awesome spectacle - worth pausing for a moment to just watch.

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After that, we headed to the Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant for dinner.

Shibuya is really my favourite part about Tokyo - chaotic yet organised, modern yet classic, garish yet demure, unique yet unquestionably Japanese.

My only gripe is that the boy didn’t manage to visit the place… but I guess, that gives us a reason to head back soon ;)

Rest of the Japan diaries here // Photos by Zachary Yong