I started my Sunday walk in Shibuya having a look at Yamada Denki and then checking out the H&M Store that opened recently.
mmmm, looks like there is more than one Choo in town making news this week.
I had heard about the new NIKE store opening thanks to TokyoFashion.com and decided to go and check it out. Since Harajuku is just one stop away on the Yamanote line, I set off on foot. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk down and on the weekend there are plenty of people out.
On the way I passed plenty of brand stores and took a few snaps of some.
There were plenty of people around, but too close to snap really. My zoom lens would probably have hit someone in the face if I pointed it at them. Never a good thing to happen when you want to get a photo taken. ^_^
A few more stores to see
Do you know any / all of the stores above? Some names were new to me.
It was so crowded today, there must have been some events on, or maybe everyone was fed up of being kept indoors with the flu and decided to make a break for it to Harajuku.
The new NIKE store which had been my original place to visit was close to Harajuku station. Unfortunately they were guarding the store closely and didn’t want any photos taken. Looks like they want to write their own copy rather than have social media getting in on the act. Sorry, no photos to show you.
Instead here is some more Tokyo scenery to view ^__^.
With NIKE not wanting any free publicity, I thought I would take some photos of adidas.
Do you normally take a walk on the weekend? What area do you normally go to see? What sites are there to view along the way?
Aside from the regular greasers & Rockabillies + Bands in Yoyogi, there was actually an event going down in Harajuku. Well , Yoyogi park to be exact.
The Tokyo Dance Music Festival. Had some great artists and mixed music (Drum and Bass, Techno etc.)
Here are two of the many pictures i;ve shot there today.
Dropbox for a change; I need to stop being lazy and get my Flickr back up to speed, have about 400 photos from Japan from the last week to upload still and alot of borugging to do . *cries*
very nice. I havent used dropbox.com before. Is it any good?
Dropbox is very good. It creates a dropbox folder in your home directory (wether that is windows or mac) and the folders are synchronised with others you chose. If I Share a folder with you everything I drag/drop or copy in there will inmeadetly be on your computer as well to open,edit or even delete.
It is a very good way to collaborate on with projects as everybody has the same version.
Dropbox will automatically backup several versions of your file and you can restore them if needed.
It also has a public folder, where if you put something in there you can get a public link to quickly share an image or file with somebody as is the case above.
Highly recommended app !
wow! sounds good. I am going to give that a go. thanks 🙂
I really like the contrast in the sepia picture and the colourful picture of the crowd. Very nice ^_^
Thanks. The weather was perfect today. maybe that is the reason it was so busy 🙂
Those are lovely photographs. It looks very crowded! I have never been in the area when it has been that crowded.
Hey, today ‘s been a great day for pics…
We want more!!!!!
Forgot to mention, I saw an ad for J. Choo hnm in Milan, Italy.
more pictures. ok, good idea. next time i will try and include a map as well.
Thanks for keeping us updated on what’s happening in the streets of Tokyo 😉
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Where did all these people come from? The only stores I reconized were the Jimmy Choo and McDoanalds. The rest I have never heard of. Don’t keep up to much w/that many fancy fashion names. But if you got the money or CC, just head to Shibuya and Harajuku, shop till you drop! 🙂
Strange name for a clothing store “Mountain Hard Wear” a play on the word Hardware over here means to me a store to go to if you have to fix something. Over here we have one called “Ace” the helpful hardware store. I can see that it helps to have an overhead walk way there to get across the street. Comes in handy doesn’t it?
The train station building, looks likes it’s from another country not Japan. And I also wonder what kind of uniform those 2 girlrs were wearing
Well have a great week.
And another Conbini monday. 🙂
sepia tone foto has tha “vintage” look ! Excellent!
Thanks. I liked the color of the raw steel bridge in sepia
Awesome photos. I love random crowd shots 🙂
They show that life can be beautiful as is.
I found your website by chance as I wanted to have a live photoes of the clothings that people in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo are wearing today so that I can plan what jackets clothes to bring when I visit your beautiful country next week. Can you give me an idea? Do I bring a light jacket – no padding with fibre/down feather like those thick winter jackets? I am really at loss! Please help.
These photos were taken on a really warm autumn day when the temp was probably over 20c. Right now, the temp varies greatly depending on the day. Today there is a slight rain and the air is cool. I get cold so would wear a scarf and thick down jacket. Most people on the street are not wearing scarf and hat yet, but some sort of jacket is required.
Many places you would probably visit in Kyoto, temples etc, can be in the shaded areas and you would be better off with warmer clothing. Kyoto is normally very cold in winter and hot in summer due to its bonchi (basin style) shape.
It could turn warm again tomorrow but I would still want a light jacket or sweater.
If you are coming in 2-3 weeks time, it is only going to get colder. I would bring a scarf, hat and decent coat, but also have some lighter clothes packed in case we have a beautiful warm day. Even if its warm in the day, you will find night time has a chill about it. Some warm underwear would be worth bringing as well.
Expect to be out and about walking and catching public transport a lot on your trip so plan light but warm.
Hope you enjoy.
Thank you for your advise, I think I will bring 2 coats one with down feathers and one light jacket.
Your photoes are beautiful and very eye catching…
Thank you for sharing them.
Lilian from Malaysia
The Jimmy Choo ads aren’t as big here but they’re still on every bus stop^^ You should do a few sets of sepia photos, they look really cool 😉
Thanks. I’ll take some sepia ones and post them. With the air being cool at the moment, there should be some nice contrasts. thanks for suggesting 🙂
Jimmy Choo will be the Darth Vader again and get back his armor from Danny <_<
So that was DoCoMo building, I took some photos but I didn't have any idea about it….