It’s fun to have friends in other countries. On our third day in Tokyo, Will’s friend Scott took the train up from Osaka to spend the day with us. Valentine’s Day, actually. 🙂 Aww.
First order of business? Find some okonomiyaki for lunch. We got off at Shibuya Station, and actually, first first, I had to pay tribute to Hachiko. You know, Hachiko, the Akita dog that would greet his owner daily at Shibuya Station when he returned from work, and continued to loyally wait there every day for nine years after his owner had died? (Sigh, so sad. Don’t watch the movie or you’ll cry your eyes out.) They have a statue of him there as soon as you exit the station via… the Hachiko exit. Then, we crossed the street — that is, the famous Shibuya crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world! Many of you have seen it in movies, but here was our view of it:
View of Shibuya Crossing from Shibuya Station.
Paw prints when exiting via the Hachiko exit at Shibuya Station.
Hachiko. Someone left him a rice ball or something.
Hachiko memorial of some kind.
Another view of the river of people.
Sooo many people. And yet, no one pushed or shoved me as would’ve happened in Seoul.
Will and Scott, looking for lunch.
I don’t know, something round and cute.
View of Shibuya Station from across the street.
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