Japan: Shibuya

Hey! First, before I get going, I'd just like to clarify that most of these pictures belong to my boyfriend Martin Fu so PLEASE do not use them without consent! He's a photographer and you don't want to invoke his wrath.

Annie Pancake// Japan: Shibuya

 

So, Shibuya! The Third day of our Japan expedition, following Asakusa and Akihabara. I actually only took about 2 photos on this day (hence the need to borrow some of Martins!) as I was way too excited about LOFT and Tokyu Hands to keep my camera handy - I was busy spending money! I don't have as huge a 'story' to tell about this day as in the last post because basically 'we went shopping'.

Shibuya is essentially the big massive 'Oxford Street' style area of Tokyo where there are loads of super cool people. There's also this dog statue called Hachiko who is supposedly the namesake of Shibuya and it's a cute/sad story. And yup, we got a picture with him.

Annie Pancake// Japan: ShibuyaLoft and Tokyu Hands are kind of meccas for us blogger-y creatives types. They are huge home/stationary/nice stuff shops and I had to exercise an unholy amount of strength to not go absolutely mental with my money when I had the rest of the holiday ahead of me. I did however, buy loads of  stationary, which is cheap, different to what we have at home and would fit nicely into my suitcase.

We also discovered that our feet had not recovered from the day before and our feet were in agony within the first few hours.

Annie Pancake// Japan: Shibuya

I also didn't realise how close Shibuya and Harajuku are, so we took a little walk into Harajuku, though we didn't do the full street that way. We stopped into Lotteria for lunch to sample Japanese fast food (you can't not) then headed back to Shibuya to finish off some shopping. Shops in Shibuya stay open until at least 9, so we had plenty of time. It was completely boiling, too, so the shops were a glorious respite from the 30 degree heat. We called into a sweet Curry Rice shop and had Tonkatsu in on top for dinner and gulped down the water, then headed back to our apartment to rest our poor feet. 

Annie Pancake// Japan: Shibuya

Annie Pancake// Japan: Shibuya