An Hour in Shibuya

A quick trip to Tokyo's popular Shibuya crossing

By Jillian Engelhard Fosten    - 2 min read

After spending twelve hours on an incredibly long flight, I wanted nothing more than to get to my hotel and sleep. However, as soon as I entered Tokyo city center, I was far too excited! I set off to do something simple: see a bit of the city and eat sushi! It felt wrong to be just miles away from some of the most unique and visually stunning places in the world with out actually having seen any of them. With only a couple hours till I would crash due to exhaustion, I headed to Shibuya crossing!

Shibuya crossing is  busy and slightly chaotic, yet it still manages to be very clean and efficient: traits that seem to embody much of Tokyo. After walking around the area close by, I asked some of the locals for some advice on where to eat. They suggested Katu Midori. Katu Midor is part of the chain, Umegaoka Sushi No Midori. However, Katu Midori is a much cheaper option that still provides a fantastic quality of fish. You can get a delicious meal from about ¥600. Katu Midori is located on the 8th floor of the Seibu department store. Seibu is directly behind the Starbucks at Shibuya Crossing. Be mindful that going at peak hours may result in waiting in a long line. However, I went around 7pm and managed to get in within 10 minutes!

Heading to Shibuya crossing is brilliant no matter what time you go. However, if you are finding yourself in need of something quick, easy, and fun; Shibuya Crossing and the area surrounding are a perfect fit! Grab a few photos, get some great food, and shop at some of the surrounding fantastic souvenir shops! 

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Jillian Engelhard Fosten

Jillian Engelhard Fosten @jillian.engelhard.fosten863

Documentary filmmaker and photographer from California based in East England.

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Saskia Gilmour 5 years ago
Nice video Jillian! There is certainly a real balance of chaos and calm in Shibuya. Great shots!