TRAVEL DIARY: Day 2 Tokyo, Japan (Hachiko + Shopping in Shibuya & Harajuku)

Finally, sharing with you guys day two of my Tokyo travel diary. First stop, we visited Hachiko Statue in Shibuya. Hachiko statue is just right outside the Shibuya station and just a few walks to the famous Shibuya crossing.

My mom was actually clueless and thought we were going to a museum or something and so her reaction was pretty funny when she saw that we were lining up to get a photo of Hachiko statue. I think we waited about 10minutes since there were actually a couple of tourists in a queue for a photo with Hachiko too. I really felt like crying when I saw Hachiko upon exiting Shibuya Station coz I remembered how Hachiko waited on that spot for the return of his owner. Hachiko waited over 9 years of his deceased owner. That is so heartbreaking. I cried so much over that movie. If you are a dog lover like me then you can totally relate especially if you have dogs too at home. You know how our dogs are just so happy every time they see us come home.

Anyways, after our obligatory photo with Hachiko, we finally saw one of the prominent landmarks of Shibuya, Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing, the largest intersections where thousands of pedestrians crossed each day. That scene from Fast and Furious Tokyo drift finally came to life.

Shibuya is said to be the center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan’s fashion and entertainment trends. True enough there were shops in every direction we went to and we can’t help but did a little shopping.

As we explored the streets of Shibuya, we found one the famous ramen house in Japan, Ichiran Ramen, and had our first bowl of ramen for this trip (I’ll post a separate blog for that so stay tuned).

Outfit details: Blazer from Mango, Skirt from H&M, Inner shirt from Zara, Shoes &  socks also from Zara, Belt bag from Gucci, Sunnies from Sunday Somewhere.

After Shibuya, we took the train and head to Harajuku and went straight to the famous Takeshita Street. The street was so crowded but we enjoyed exploring it up to the very end. It was also a good place to shop for souvenirs and gifts. We practically spent a good four hours of shopping and eating here.

Ended the night back in Ginza where our hotel was and of course, an #ootd photo with little sister Stephanie was a perfect way to end it. This was right after we had one of the best and I must say expensive dining experience for this trip. And I will tell more about that on my vlog (so I hope you’ll stay tuned and watch that on my Youtube channel very soon).

So that’s it for today guys, please stay tuned for more. Currently so busy decluttering and renovating our house, so I have limited time to blog and vlog about my long overdue Japan travel diary. But, thanks so much for dropping by today and hope you enjoyed the photos.

One thought on “TRAVEL DIARY: Day 2 Tokyo, Japan (Hachiko + Shopping in Shibuya & Harajuku)

  1. I can’t think of person who visits Japan without a picture of the Shibuya crossing and Hachiko! These are very famous landmarks at Japan indeed!!! I love to know that I was not alone crying on that film too haha!!! Love your ootd as always!!! so much pink places too in Japan!

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