Shoppers scramble through Shibuya nightlife district

Shoppers scramble across intersection in Shibuya

Shibuya has some of Tokyo’s best shopping

Letters from the Land of the Rising Sun

Dear Rich,

Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s more popular shopping and nightlife districts. Given the city’s relatively small size and large population, much of Tokyo is built up with different stores and restaurants taking each floor of a building. If you look at the flags on the side of tall buildings you can see different store marquees advertising what they offer and what floor they’re on.

Shibuya is also know for the Scramble Intersection, when all of traffic stops and pedestrians flood the street to cross from the train station to the shopping area. It is really incredible just to see the sheer numbers of people in one area, the relentless flow of Japanese out to shop or hanging out with friends, all dressed to the nines.


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