Tokyo Exploration: Shibuya and Roppongi Hills

With limited days in Tokyo, I had to make the most of my Monday night.   I got very good directions from Asuka at work, and headed off on the train to Shibuya and Roppongi Hills.  I wish I knew a little Japanese, but I managed with some smiling and head nodding.



Shibuya is one of the shopping districts in Tokyo, and is famous for the huge crosswalk.  The entire intersection clears and then massive amounts of people cross all at once.  Then it’s clear again for cars.  I walked through a few times just to see it from both sides of the street.   I walked around the Shibuya area for a bit.  Lots of lights and young people.  And Uniqlo, of course.

Then off to the observatory at Roppongi (free entry with my work badge), with a great view of the expansive city of Tokyo.  The pictures don’t do it justice because of the glare off the glass.   I found a spot for dinner, but they had to call over the waiter who knew some English to help guide me.  I eat just about anything, but I wasn’t sure how much to order off the menu.  It all worked out just fine and was pretty tasty.


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