Loose socks and school girls. You know you are in Center-gai now.
Center-gai in Shibuya is a popular place for many to walk through, with no cars passing, as they pass through to shop at Tokyu Hands, HMV, Seibu Loft, Parco and the many other stores around.
The Center-gai has its own Shoppers Association. Music is played down the street like a local shouten-gai (商店街). Passing by in Center-gai you will young school kids, teenage girls to the more mature aged groups as well. The face of Center-gai is constantly changing. Recently, convenience stores (Family Mart) have appeared and some jewelery brand stores as well. The general feel is still young though.
Entry to Shibuya Center-gai. A few decorations up for Christmas
Plenty of fashions to be seen.
A jewelery store in the middle of Center-gai
Fire Inspectors checking some of the Center-gai buildings
Finding some bargains in Center-gai. A good place for some fashion pickups.
A friendly storekeeper gives some advise on clothing
Looking through a passageway of two buildings to this strategically placed billboard
Some promotion for B'z Magic album on the streets of Center-gai
Cafe Danmark has been around for a long time in this spot. I used to buy my bread here.
A closer look at the Willcom campaign for mobile phones. Your choice of 512 color combinations
Looking back at the Station area and the Scramble Crossing. Plenty of people taking pictures.
One of the real estate companies in Center-gai
Just inside Center-gai in front of Sakuraya
Crossing from the station and heading to Center-gai.
Heading past Tsutaya into the Center-gai
Savoring some of Shibuya's finest ice-cream
Me in the middle of Center-gai
Everyone has time for a few photos when waiting at the Scramble Crossing in front of Center-gai
One of the many places to get a quick bite.
If you have been to Japan, you probably spent a bit of time in Tokyo. If you have been to Tokyo, you probably got the chance to visit Shibuya, and if you visited Shibuya, no doubt you would have strolled down Shibuya Center-gai. What is your favorite memory of Center-gai? For those who have visited, keep watching the photos and start planning your trip.