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Shibuya

Shibuya is one of the 23 wards of Tokyo. Its central location near to Harajuku and Shinjuku make it a popular shopping area for young Japanese. Many interesting street fashions can be found in Shibuya, particularly on the weekends.

Snow in Tokyo

The weather had got warmer for a while, but as is normal before the warmer months of April and May arrive we are seeing snow in Tokyo today. The photos don't quite show the swirling wind patterns of the snow flakes as they rain down,…

Ready for Valentine’s Day?

You can't go anywhere in Tokyo at this time of year without running into people buying Valentine Day Chocolates. They are everywhere. The economy might be taking a hit, but the chocolate manufacturers are certainly making the most of this…

Chocolate Underground Movie, Shibuya

The movie "Chocolate Underground" is set to open this Saturday (Jan 31) at the Shibuya Tsutaya Theater. Since Jan 16 the ads have been up in Shibuya promoting the animation movie which is an adaptation from the novel "Bootleg" by Alex…

UFO Catcher – Ready for Valentines Day

UFO catchers have been around for ages and they never seem to go out of fashion at Japanese game centers. At a local Game Center in Shibuya the UFO catchers are already geared up for Valentines Day with a combination of advertising for the…

Tissues and promotions

If you pass through Shibuya then you invariably will see or receive those free tissues offering easy loans or promotion material from those such as the ones i saw tonight from DHC. For those who have not passed through Shibuya here is a…

Cruising Ad – Doubledecker Bus

I was on my way home tonight and i saw this double decker bus passing Shibuya station. I didnt manage to get a good shot of it before it cruised off into the night, but it appears to be a bar on wheels that has advertising on it. It…

Golf in Shibuya

Whilst many people are familiar with the driving ranges at Lotte Kasai or Jingu Golf Club, some of the smaller ranges often go unnoticed on the roof-tops of buildings throughout Tokyo. In Shibuya there is a range about 5 minutes walk from…

Burger King back in the Center-gai !!

Burger King has been back in Japan for a while now, but it is great to see the franchise back in the middle of the center-gai in Shibuya. I was passing today and saw the store was open. When I stopped to check the menu I heard the manager…

adidas new store in Shibuya

adidas is about to open its new store in Shibuya next to the 109 store area. As the official opening gets closer the building has been modelled to sport a large adidas logo which changes the landscape of Shibuya. It is one of the…