This was our first full day in Tokyo. Our first stop was Omotesando, also known as Tokyo’s Champs Elysees. We walked around the streets for a while, but due to the rain, we then retreated inside one of the shopping malls.
The modern and funky architecture of Tokyu plaza definitely caught our attention. We took a small break at the Starbucks café on the seventh floor. The terrace view at the café, would have been better if it wasn’t for the rain.
Later, we headed to the popular Takashita Dori Street in Harajuku. Lucky for us, the weather started to clear up. This street offered a variety of shops and is the perfect shopping place if you are into cute, hip-hop and trendy fashion.
After Harajuku, we paid a visit to Shibya. The first thing we spotted was the Hachiko dog statue! However, it was difficult to get a good shot of Hachiko, as there were so many tourists surrounding it.
Then it was time to cross the busiest crossing in the world- The Shibya crossing! Coming from tiny Norway, it was very overwhelming seeing so many people crossing the street at the same time. We dropped by Shibya 109 Women for a little shopping, and had dinner at an Italian restaurant on the top floor.
Taking full advantage of the day, we decided to visit the Tokyo Skytree! in Oshiage. The ticket line at the Skytree was no joke, so we opted for the fast ticket line- offered exclusively for international tourists. The tickets was quite pricey, around 23$ each. But we thought it was worth it, as we were too impatient to spend hours waiting in line.
- Tokyo Skytree at night
The elevator ride up the Skytree went superfast! (0_0) We were already on the 350m observation deck after approx. 60 seconds! Once the elevator opened, you could see the magnificent view of the Tokyo skyline. Surprisingly, it was packed with high school students that evening.
We spent around two hours just admiring the view ^^ It was getting late when we came down from the Skytree; but luckily, it was within walking distance of our house. We dropped by 7-Eleven for some ice cream before calling it the night.
“Has anyone been to Harajuku, Shibuya or the Skytree before?” 🙂
Stay tuned for our next Japan post!
-Milla & Jouls <3
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