I took a walk up koen-dori today and took these pictures while I was out.
Walking further up Koen-dori I went past the usual suspects of stores:
and then had a look back down the street from half-way:
took in some of the lesser known interesting places:
Is 3 minutes the most they could really squeeze out of the moment? Sounds a bit short.
before getting to the top of Koen dori where the Shibuya kuyakusho and NHK is located
On the way back down I bumped into the Tobacco & Salt Museum
As well as all the stores there are plenty of other sites to see on Koen dori such as the English style telephone boxes:
and I came across these flowers that are displayed by the Koen dori society which can be found at www.koen-dori.com. The website is in Japanese only, but it has a really good look and feel to it, explaining all about the stores, brands, news etc. For a community website it is quite impressive. I guess the department stores must have chipped in quite a bit to get this working.
They also have a live webcams set up and the location of these is shown on the website.
For English readers, Korean and Chinese versions available also, they have a pdf document that shows all the stores. This can be seen and downloaded from http://www.koen-dori.com/guidebook/ although the file is 2.7MB
There really was not a lot of people out today, maybe because it had turned cold recently, but it was nice to get out and see Koen dori without being caught up in the masses.