[JAPAN TRIP 2015] DAY 5 : SHIBUYA BOUND 渋谷駅 - HACHIKO ハチ公 , SHIBUYA 109 , DON QUIJOTE ドン・キホーテ SHOPPING
It's time to continue my 2015 Japan travel experience post. Gosh , I haven't finished the series yet, even haven't started any about my recent summer Tokyo trip.I'm so overwhelmed @.@ but however,I always enjoy writing a travel post so It's not a burden for me at all as it made me remember some good memories and enjoyment that time <3.
Okay,let's go back to the main topic.At the fifth day, Our group tour schedule was to visit Tokyo Disneyland but instead of going with the schedule, I decided to walk by myself to stroll over Shibuya! It was such a waste to not join the rest of the group yet fact is I've had enough at HK Disneyland for two times and shopping is much fun for me better than going into theme park attractions for me :P Besides, the next day schedule was to visit Tokyo Disneysea which is everyone told me it's wayy better than Disneyland.Time wise.. I gain up courage and decided to explore Shibuya by myself!
Actually because of the time limit (approx 5 hours) I only can get into 3 spots of Shibuya which are Hachiko Statue, SHIBUYA 109 Shopping Departement Store and Don Quijote.These 3 spots that I visited is the most popular among tourist so it's a must!
First thing first, Getting to Shibuya!
I choose to go there by train just because it's lot easier and cheaper from my hotel position which is in Maihama -Disneyland area( about ¥400) rather than cab or bus ( lol i didn't even eye-ing on Japan bus that time so i have no idea at all) plus it's more convenient to reach other area around Shibuya without worry.
Tokyo Subway Route Map pdf version hereSo the most important things to not be missed is of course, Japan Rail /JR Map ! you can get for this handy map and directions at the station office or you can use HYPERDIA for online map and timetable. Most subway officer are also very helpful ,so do not hesitate to ask them every time you feel like uncertain even though not all of them is that fluent in English .That time I also was lucky enough to find another Indonesian tourist who just got back from Shibuya,explain to me directly how to get into the train etc.Thank you,Mr. Helper :D
♥ HACHIKO STATUE ♥Once you reached JR Shibuya Station, Choose Hachiko Exit practically because it's the best exit that leads you to the main road.Just walk straight-right, you'll see this cutie statue of the most loyal dog,Hachiko ! Best time visit and get picture perfect is around noon,weekdays ,avoid weekend and evening because it will be super crowded with youngsters and people hanging around Hachiko.
Shibuya Mark City
Shibuya Crossing during weekends
Continue walk straight across Shibuya crossing, you will see this landmark and the center of Shibuya Gals shopping heaven, Shibuya 109!
Turn your head on the right side, one of the biggest Matsumoto Kiyoshi is also here! This year they just expanding their building ..So now there's two Matsumoto Kiyoshi at Shibuya
♥ SHIBUYA 109 Department Store ♥
♥You don't know how excited and happy I am being there at the first time! I firstly know this shopping heaven place from popular 1999 manga series Gals! by Mihona Fujii and been dreamed of shopping inside since 12.Now after waited for about 11++years, I can't believe that I finally there!
Liz Lisa store is just too cute. Sadly there was not much discounts :P
LaGrace Shoes Mart at level 7.Size here is measured from S to XXL naming
Wedges and Sneakers was very hit!
Bags area..There's this one shop ,I don't remember the exact name but they only sell high quality kinds of pretty handbags.
But my favorite bag section at Shibuya 109 is the one and only
SAMANTHA VEGA at the first floor !
Am I the only one who think that Samantha Vega -Samantha Thavasa design is kind look alike with Kate Spade but more Kawaii ?
ah ..writing this halfway making me miss 109 all over again!
Stepping out from 109, just pick the right side at the building intersection.walk straightttt till you find this store,
♥ DON QUIJOTE ♥
Website : www.donki.com/en
Don Quijote sell almost daily needs! From Snacks,Make Up ,Skincare ,Shoes,Electronic Goodies, till things such as Kigurumi,Wig and Japanese Cosplay Costume. Apparently this was my second best favorite make up shopping destination beside Matsumoto Kiyoshi because there's always bundle promo and some unique brand like Sailormoon that can't be found in any other drugstore.
Kawaii pastel color-hair iron and hair dryer
All the Japanese cartoon characters / mascot can be found in the socks section
Was trying unique japanese head pieces ..
Hello from Miss Tako and Miss Kani ~ ✿✿
face blurred bc it's too silly lol XD
So guys,That was all about my half day bound in Shibuya ! Although there's still many shopping spots to explore like Parco,Seibu ,Loft I'm glad that I can finally at least make it to Shibuya. However,I will contiune to blog about Shibuya on my recent Tokyo 2016 trip edition, kindly wait for it ~ ^^
Simple Map Of Shibuya - credit : www.fudtherast.com
Just in case you're confused about directions in Shibuya, Just take Shibuya 109 building as the main point, JR Station is just few minutes walks away tho.
[ Japan Trip Day 5 -Finished ♥ To Be Continued on next upcoming post ♥ Stay Tune ]
☆A week in Tokyo 2016☆D 1 : Shibuya & Shinjuku
D 2 : Odaiba & Ueno-Ameyoko
D 3 : Harajuku - Omotesando
☆Other Japan Trip☆