New year walking tour Shibuya crossing, Hachiko, Yoyogi park, Meiji Shrine, Takeshita street! 

New year walking tour Shibuya crossing, Hachiko, Yoyogi park, Meiji Shrine, Takeshita street!

Hachiko dog statue

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 8 years.

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We did new year walking tour in Shibuya, Harajuku!

1: Hachiko faithful dog

Hachiko dog statue

Hachiko is an Akita dog which is natural monument dog of Japan.

He lived 1923-1935.

Hachiko waited his master at this place 10 years after the master passed away.

This story is covered by Hollywood movie HACHI starring by Richard Gere.

Now it’s a meeting place for people!

2: Shibuya crossing

Shibuya crossing

The bossiest crossing in the world.

At most 3000 people cross here on 1 signal.

On Halloween day, big sports events day, new year’s eve many people gather here naturally.

3: Yoyogi park

Yoyogi park in Harajuku

It’s an oasis of Tokyo people.

Tokyo people enjoy here chilling , walking, cycling, exercising instruments, dancing…

4: Meiji shrine

Meiji shrine

The biggest shrine in Tokyo.

3 million people gather this shrine during 1-3rd January!

5: Takeshita street

Takeshita street
Cotton candy in Takeshita street
ANAGUMA cafe in Harajuku

Young girl’s Mecca for chilling out with friends.

There are numerous shops, restaurants!

The price is relatively cheap because main consumers are low teen girls .

There is a popular cotton candy store of rainbow colors!
Also we visited Anaguma cafe which is only bear hand’s appears from the wall!

6: Togo shrine

If you walk in just 2 minutes from Takeshita street, you stumble upon Togo shrine.

It has a beautiful Japanese garden with pond.

The contrast of busy Takeshita street and quiet Togo shrine is quite intense!

why don’t you enjoy 2 major places in one day?

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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