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Shibuya Crossing - Tokyo

Located in Shibuya-ku which is a special ward in Tokyo Prefecture in Japan, Shibuya Crossing is a famously known scramble crossing located in front of the Hachiko Exit of the Shibuya Station.
Shibuya Crossing Details:
We got to visit Shibuya Crossing on the last day of our 3-day Disney Adventure in Chiba Prefecture. This was during the 20th day of our 2014-2015 Japan trip.

Shibuya Crossing is usually or let's say commonly featured in local television shows. However, it gained worldwide fame when it was featured in several Hollywood films likeLost in Translation, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Resident Evil Afterlife and Retribution.

Aside from the crossing itself, the area is known for its shopping districts, restaurants, statues, and not to mention its red-light district. Ehem! Speaking of statues, one of the most famous statues in Japan is located near Shibuya Crossing. It is the bronze statue of Hachiko (famously known as Hachiko Statue) which is the inspiration of the …

Hachiko Statue - Tokyo

Located near Shibuya Station in Shibuya City, Tokyo Prefecture in Japan, Hachiko Statue is one of Japan's most famous and most visited statues.

Hachiko Statue HistoryErected in April 1934, Hachikō Statue was created to the likeness of Hachikō, an Akita dog owned by Hidesaburo Ueno a university professor at the University of Tokyo. Hachikō is known and remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner which continued for many years after his owner's death.

Hachikō's Story
Born on November 10, 1923, on a farm in Odate, Akita Prefecture, Hachiko is an Akita breed dog who was adopted into the family of Professor Ueno who brought him to live in his home in Shibuya, Tokyo. Since Professor Ueno commutes daily to work, it became a daily routine for Hachiko to patiently wait for his master at the nearby Shibuya Station to greet him at the end of the day. However, in May 1925 Professor Ueno suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to meet his dog at Shibuya Station. Ea…

Japan Diaries: Day 20

Day 20: January 7, 2015 Good morning Japan! Today is the 3rd and final day of our Disney theme park adventure in Chiba Prefecture. Just a recap, we visited Tokyo Disneyland on our 1st day and Tokyo DisneySea on the next. Since there is no such place as Tokyo DisneySky (yet) we decided to return to one of the previous Disney theme parks that we have visited... and we chose to return to Tokyo Disneyland.

We spent the morning trying out attractions that we missed during our first visit. We also got the chance to retry some of the rides that we enjoyed. So here's what we did on our 3rd day:

Before leaving Tokyo Disneyland, my wife and baby together with our Japanese family visited the nearby Starbucks branch and sipped our well-deserved coffee... not to mention I got to avail one of my collections -the Tokyo City tumbler.


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