Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Won't Miss #215 - shopping in Shibuya

Shibuya is one of the biggest shopping districts in Tokyo, and it is favored by young people. There are a lot of interesting places there including a wide variety of department and clothing stores, restaurants and the Apple Store nearest my home. While I like the places you can go to in Shibuya, I hate actually being there because of the crowds. Shibuya feels like it is too small for its commerce, unlike Shinjuku which (aside from the station) feels like it better has the street capacity to handle the foot traffic. The sidewalks are too narrow to accommodate the number of pedestrians and seas of people cross the crosswalks when the lights change. It's noisy, busy, and just too much to handle. Unfortunately, there are some shops and establishments that can best be accessed in Shibuya so it's necessary to go there on occasion.

I won't miss shopping in Shibuya.