The Shibuya District 渋谷

  • Published on : 09/10/2019
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Shibuya, le quartier jeune et branché

Shibuya est sans doute le quartier le plus fascinant et le plus bouillonnant de Tokyo. Quartier branché par excellence, emblème du shopping à la tokyoïte, éminent centre économique, Shibuya est une véritable icône de la capitale japonaise et un incontournable du Japon.

The Hachiko Dog

When arranging to meet someone in Shibuya, there is only one place: in front of the statue of Hachiko dog. This faithful Akita came every evening to meet his master, a professor at the University of Tokyo, returning home from work. Sadly, one day, the man died at work; however, the faithful dog returned every day for years, waiting for his master's return until his death. The local residents were so moved by the story they decided to pay homage to this incredible and loyal friend. They erect a bronze statue in his honor. Every year, on March 7th, a party is organized there in his memory.

Hachiko

La statue d'Hachiko

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The Shibuya Crossing

The crossroads is located just opposite the Hachiko exit of Shibuya station. The crowd is dense right out, and you have to learn to navigate to reach the intersection ...! Around the famous crossing, the traffic of vehicles is stopped for fifty-five seconds; at this instant, hundreds of pedestrians cross simultaneously in a joyful, organized chaos.

Around three giant television screens installed on the buildings display the bars of the moment, a group of fashionable J-Pop bands and other mascots. The best observation point of the crossing is from the windows of the large Starbucks located above the Tsutaya bookstore.

Shibuya

Vue sur Shibuya de nuit

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Shibuya

Crossing et gare de Shibuya

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