Day 3. Shibuya, Harajuku and Asakusa
Walk from air bnb in Asakusa then train to Ueno for late ramen breakfast. The servings at more traditional places are large and I can never finish them.
Train to Shibuya, to see the famous Shibuya Crossing where everyone crosses as all the traffic stops. We shop in Towers records, where I buy some contemporary Japanese music. The streets are so noisy compared to yesterday. Music blaring from speakers everywhere.
There are no bins in the streets. Food is eaten in or near the shop it is bought from or bought as take away to eat at home.
Walk to Harajuku. We stop for a snack in Takeshita Street. In Japan you don’t eat while you are walking or in public places like trains etc. You stand and eat or drink where you are, right near the food stall or shop.
Lots of sweet things to eat and even a shop where you can pay to hug a puppy. To buy a puppy costs thousands of dollars, some tens of thousands.
Walk back to Shibuya, roof top view of the city, view of Shibuya crossing at night.
At the train stations in Japan there are usually beautiful food halls downstairs and shops above the station. The food halls are filled with all sorts of delicious take home meals.
Dinner at Midori Sushi, Shibuya Station. Beautiful food: fresh raw seafood. An elderly Japanese man buys us a raw fish salad after our sushi and chats to us. It is great that my son can speak enough Japanese to have a conversation, Half English half Japanese conversations.
Midori Sushi: www.sushinomidori.co.jp/eng/
Train back to Asakusa and walk home back to apartment.
The walk back to apartment from Asakusa station.