Previously in this series:
Yuzawa – The Little Snow Country to the North
Japan | A Gastronomical Experience that Satiates
Leaving our Hearts in the Snow
Oh, boy. Need I say more? This place is electric.
Nowhere is this feeling more pronounced than at the center of it all – the Shibuya Crossing (also known as the Shibuya Scramble), arguably the world’s busiest intersection. People from all walks of life, coming from and going to different directions, converge and cross at once but still able to dodge each other, albeit in a cool manner 😉
Just like a human heartbeat, this place literally pulsates with life. I can only imagine how beautiful this place is at night.
It’s a shopping mecca and a popular haunt for everything from fashion to electronics, to souvenirs and gift items.
Shibuya is electric
Its streets and alleyways, filled with all sorts of houses of commerce – from imposing modern skyscrapers to shops, cafes, restaurants, ramen houses, etc., are made for instagram-pretty snapshots like these 🙂
And of course, the go-to place of every Filipino I know who wants to buy that “pasalubong” – Don Quijote.
This discount store is godsend. Here you will find a wide selection of items you can bring back home – all the chocolates, all the different-flavoured kit-kat‘s, all the Nissin ramen seafood and cheese curry flavor, and yakisoba (in the pack) you can get; lotion and soap (for your sister), kewpie mayo and dressing, etc.
Our guide wonders in amazement why Filipinos hoard these stuff. Well, it’s cheaper, for one. And in the case of the Nissin noodles, the ones here do not scrimp on the ingredients like the meat and seafood that comes with the packaging.
So there, our short but well-worthy stay in Shibuya, in Tokyo. It is a nice ending to our Japan experience. Really, something that will forever be treasured 🙂 Thank you Japan for an awesome time!