To continue our Tokyo adventures we decided to head to Shibuya after slurping down a big bowl of ramen at Tokyo Station. First on our list? Catching the action at Shibuya crossing, one of the busiest intersections in the world. Our vantage point was on the walkway connecting Shibuya Station and Shibuya Mark City.
We made our way down to the Hachiko statue, which memorializes the loyal little Akita Inu who used to wait for his master to return at the train station every day. Sadly his master passed away at work one day and Hachiko would still go to the station every day for the next nine years to wait for his master.
From Hachiko, it was time to cross the intersection!
We made our way through Shibuya to Cat Cafe MoCHA. Cat Cafes are very popular here in Tokyo, and while I prefer dogs to cats, I felt like this was a must experience attraction here. For 200 yen per 10 minutes you get to hang out with several adorable felines. Add in an extra 350 yen for all you can drink (non-alcoholic) beverages during your time there.
Cat Cafe MoCHA felt like a welcome respite above the hustle and busyness of Shibuya. The views were fantastic from up here too!
The cats weren’t too interested in all of the humans around them, but when some frozen lollipop treats came out they certainly perked up.
We spent the rest of our time in Shibuya popping into various stores, including Daiso, a store where everything costs 100 yen. The entire neighborhood is a feast for the eyes with bright lights, intriguing signs and wondering what everything is around you.
Stay tuned for more adventures in Tokyo!
If you miss Daiso once you’re back home, go to the one in Richmond!
I’m not a cat person either but the cat cafe sounds really fun! Can’t wait to read more about your trip 🙂
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