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Shibuya, Tokyo – Pedestrian Scrambles and Video Screens

Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s main business, shopping and nightlife areas. It is also home to one of the busiest stations in Tokyo and is famous for its pedestrian crossing – one of the busiest in the world.

(Above) Giant video screens are the norm in these here parts.

(Above) The pedestrian scramble at Hachikō Square, as you walk out of Shibuya station. This is one of the most famous intersections in the world and is very hectic. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

(Above) You see some very strange things walking around Tokyo!

(Above) We stopped for a drink and to rest our legs when we were approached by Mr Suzuki (far left). He was very keen to talk to us and after sending a couple of beers over to our table, he invited us over to join him and his friends. This guy is a bio-chemical engineer with an amazing knowledge and a lot of stories to tell. Several beers and lots of wine flowed as he impressed us with his stories, jokes and science. At the end, when we tried to pay, he was having non of it and wouldn’t let us even look at the bill. I estimate we consumed at least $100 worth of drinks. What an absolute legend!

(Above) A nice relaxing beer after a hard days exploring.

(Above) This is the guy that served us our beers. WTF 🙂

5 Responses

  1. Dear Matt, I'm really glad you started a blog. The 140 characters were limiting the kinds of awesome you can deliver. I'm looking forward to following!

    1. Yeah 140 characters just doesn't cut it sometimes ay. Thought it about time I got my ass in gear and started posting.

      You know what it's like for busy executives like us. Hard to find the time sometimes! 🙂

  2. Hey Matt,

    I fly out to Tokyo in 43 days to being my location independence, really looking forward to hitting up this intersection and the craziness that will ensue.

    Im only there for 5 weeks as I know I will burn through cash. Any tips you can give me?

    Also mate, Ive added you to my travel blogger web app (under digital nomad)

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