Shibuya tour starts 9:30am at the statue of Hachiko, ends 4:00pm at Meiji Jingu.
1. The Statue of Hachiko 9:30am
“The Hachikō Statue” at Shibuya Station in Tokyo is a popular meeting place.
2. Shibuya Scramble Crossing
Rumoured to be the busiest intersection in the world (and definitely in Japan), Shibuya Crossing is like a giant beating heart, sending people in all directions with every pulsing light change. Nowhere else says ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ better than this. Hundreds of people – and at peak times upwards of 3000 people – cross at a time, coming from all directions at once, yet still to dodging each other with a practised, nonchalant agility.
3. Shibuya 109
The building, located just across the street from Shibuya Station designed the building as a “Fashion Community” containing small retail stores.
4. Shibuya Hikarie 11:00am
“Shibuya Hikarie” is a high-rise complex building with 34 floors above ground and 4 floors below. It is located at the east exit of Shibuya Station, one of Japan’s largest terminals served by eight train lines.
Which included innovative large theater “Pantheon” and several movie theaters and propose the latest lifestyle, the mid-level cultural facilities consist of a full-fledged musical theater (2,000 seats), event halls (1,000 square and 300 square) suited for creative events, and the Creative Space where talented artists can express themselves.
The upper part consists of offices aimed at future-oriented companies, which will allow the entire building to create new values as Shibuya’s communication hub.
“Kyobashi Senbikiya” started in 1881, is an exclusive fruit specialty store, and usually more than doubles the price sold in supermarkets and cake shops, but the quality is also very high, and only selected items are sold.
“Ganko Syokunin” is a Long-established Japanese sweets store Created by a recipe that cook are the best at.
“WA・BI・SA” is a pastry brand that adds Japanese ingredients and essence to traditional confectionery in Europe.
ーUmazake Ryouri Suju Diningー
It is a Japanese-style restaurant which offers various dishes made with ingredients from the Shinshu region and rice cooked in a copper pot. A wide variety of local Sake and wine can be enjoyed together.
ーMagurodonya Miura Misakikou Megumiー
This conveyor belt sushi restaurant is directly managed by a tuna wholesaler. Fresh tuna from Miura and high-quality seafood from across Japan are made into sushi by chefs at the counter and can be enjoyed casually.
ーGyutan sumiyaki Rikyuー
“Gyutan sumiyaki Rikyu” is a restaurant specializing in beef tongue charcoal grill.
Beef tongue is processed manually by skilled chefs, from slicing to aging, and grilled on charcoal fire. You can enjoy the authentic taste of the popular main restaurant in Sendai.
ーTeppanyaki Okonomiyaki Kashiwaー
You can enjoy “Teppanyaki Okonomiyaki” the iron grill of the finest chicken such as Akita Hinai chicken, as well as the unique “Fuwatoroyaki” pancake made with broth in which chicken bones and vegetables are simmered for many hours.
5. Meiji Jingu 1:00pm
Meiji Shrine has been visited by numerous foreigners , foreign politicians, including United States President George W. Bush, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
On the eve of new year, Japanese usually visit a Shinto shrine to prepare for the worship – Hatsumōde (初詣) of the new year.
Every year more than 3 million people visit Meiji Shrine for hatsumōde.
It is said that the Emperor Meiji and Princess Akinori, who were enshrined in Meiji Jingu, were very close together. Therefore, it is said that there are benefits such as having love fulfillment and good relationships. In addition, it is also said that there are other benefits such as passing tests and prosperous business, which lead to a good life. As such, it is said that there is a wide range of benefits, and many worshipers, both young and old, visit the Meiji Jingu Shrine everyday.
There are several ways to get to Meiji Jingu, but above all, it is recommended to use the Minami sandō.
The Minami sandō is a spot where many Sakes are dedicated, and there is a large torii gate beyond that. The torii was made from a 1,500-year-old cypress, and it is the wooden torii that boasts the largest size in Japan. You will feel like you have received power by touching something that is much bigger and overwhelming than you.
Kiyomasa No Ido
It is said that “Kiyomasa Kato,” famous as a warlord, has dug a well. This well is called “Kiyomasa No Ido” and is visited by many worshipers.
Furthermore, it is a recommended tourist attraction famous as a power spot.
When you come to Meiji Jingu, what you definitely want to get is Sōwa Mamori . It is a rare amulet that is paired, and it contains a paper impregnated with the aroma made from camphor trees. As a amulet which can be said to be a symbol of Meiji Jingu, let’s get it by all means. Your benefits include marital satisfaction and family safety.
“Kodama” is a tree bell for Luck.
Because the sounds played by trees are different, it is only one tree bell in the world. The bell plays a beautiful sound and is popular as a amulet.