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渋谷 - Around Shibuya by night 渋谷 - Around Shibuya by night
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 at 01:57:24 AM by Nico    Read in english 
tokyo shibuya crossing by night

Home sweet home !! Yeah, after 5 months living among japanese, I'm back to France sunglasses.gif ! I almost forgot how french France looks lol.gif. But anyway, it's good to see the "motherland". Plus I get to see my friends here, it's been a while. So guess what my first meal was back to the cheese and wine country... Yes, an amazing raclette cheer.gif おいしいぃ !! Gosh I love that, and of course with white wine...

Anyway, eventhough I'm back, I still have many pictures to show you. Today is about 渋谷 (Shibuya). I can hear some of you moaning back there cause yeah, again, 渋谷 ! But it's such a typical 東京 place. And plus, I liked hanging out there, so I came back one evening to immortalize this place through pictures...

shibuya crossing just before sunset shibuya crossing by night 3
shibuya crossing by night 5 shibuya crossing by night 6

crowd crossing the street in shibuya

The most important thing in 渋谷 is the massive crowd constantly walking around. It feels like it never stops, you certainly must love crowded place to wander around. But the place remains impressively quiet while people are waiting for the green (blue for some people blink.gif ) light. Everybody is patiently waiting; you'd never get nudged or pushed. But when the green (or blue... sorry, private joke) light shows up, the whole crossing gets from empty to black of people in an instant. The patient pedestrians are now actively heading toward their goal, trying to look more busy than their neighbors... Yes, on top of being a great shopping place, the place is also crowded with employees, 渋谷 being a major business district.

shibuya 109 building view from the shibuya 109 building

shibuya center street by night

Above stands a picture of the most known building around shibuya station: the 109 ! It's actually a giant shopping mall with some of the most fashion shops for clothes, shoes or anything in Tokyo. You must already know that Japanese love fashion... well, I can't deny it, it's as strong as religion for some countries ! Actually for most of the Japanese, good tastes in clothes is something you're born with... or maybe marketing is massively working... you decide... rolleyes.gif

shibuya streets by night 2 shibuya streets by night 3
shibuya streets by night 4 shibuya streets by night 5

quiet styled street in shibuya

And if the streets seem too busy, crowded and tiring.. You still can get lost in the tiny streets around. Mainly full of restaurants, those streets are the charming side of 渋谷, where the improbable is possible: quiet places next to one of the biggest artery of 東京. But you would say that this area lacks some fun... there you go, Shibuya is one of the major night life neigborhood in Tokyo. There is everything there to live an exciting life... ok, as long as you like fashion and night life drunk.gif ! Anyways, definitly a place to check out when traveling around... Personnaly my favorite one in 東京 !

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Vendu va ! Rrrrrremi : Vendu va !

Tu cherches à te faire embaucher par Microsoft ou quoi ? Bouhhhh ! Sympa toutes ces photos encore une fois. Par contre on te voit jamais sur ton blog. C'est pas drole. @ très bientôt j'espère.

Rrrrrremi | website | Fri, 23 Feb 2007 at 04:02:10 AM.


Vu ! Vu que tu es parti hier soir, c'est comme avant, nous avons des nouvelles avec 15 j fde retard...

JC | Tue, 27 Feb 2007 at 01:13:57 AM.


MERCREDI 18 AVRIL : Nous sommes bien rentrés (par la Francilienne) ; nous attendons vite de tes nouvelles. A+

JC | Wed, 18 Apr 2007 at 11:26:16 PM.

hi~ Kyonkyon : hi~

I saw your comments on the foreign salaryman's blog and even though he was hating on your birth country you were very cordial and friendly. I just wanted to tell you that I think it's very cute and good of you to respond that way. Keep it up! <3

Kyonkyon | Mon, 23 Aug 2010 at 01:31:15 AM.

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