Shibuya: one of Tokyo’s busiest shopping districts

The bustling streets of Shibuya. Tokyo, Japan.

The bustling streets of Shibuya. Tokyo, Japan.

I arrived in Tokyo mid-afternoon, while Ceddy arrived later in the evening. Since I had some time, I was able to explore Shibuya, the neighborhood we designated as our meeting place.

Shibuya was a combination of New York’s Union Square (because of its shopping choices) and Times Square (because of the number of people jostling each other on the street).

Shibuya 109. Tokyo, Japan.

Shibuya 109. Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.

Shibuya Crossing is the main intersection that shoppers, diners, and commuters use to go their respective ways. I took this photo before the late night crowd arrived.

Shibuya Crossing. Tokyo, Japan.

Shibuya Crossing. Tokyo, Japan.

One of the most impressive department stores was Shibuya 109. It has eight floors of women’s boutiques.

Shibuya 109. Tokyo, Japan.

Shibuya 109. Tokyo, Japan.

And a gold staircase by its entrance.

Shibuya 109. Tokyo, Japan.

Shibuya 109. Tokyo, Japan.

Though there was a variety of boutiques, most of the mannequins (and salesgirls) rocked this look — brownish long hair curled at the ends and demure outfits (not pictured: crazy tall heels).

Mannequins in a Shibuya 109 boutique. Tokyo, Japan.

Mannequins in a Shibuya 109 boutique. Tokyo, Japan.

The colors and styling used in store windows (and interiors) were awesome.

Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.

Once Ceddy and I met up at Starbucks, we walked around in hopes of finding somewhere to eat. We found a lot of Italian, French, and American restaurants. The non-chain sushi restaurants weren’t open late. We ruled out going to Outback Steakhouse (though theirs looked posh), since we never go there when we’re home.

Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan.

We decided to return to Setagaya to find a late night bite, instead.

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