After visiting the Ueno Zoo at noon we walked through Ameyoko Shopping Street, which leaves directly from the metro station in Ueno.
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Die Ameyoko Shopping Street
On Ameyoko Street there are all sorts of stalls with fresh fish, fruit, nuts, stuff and lots of klimbim. But even the good doner has made his way to this point. At the end of the street there was a shop where there were many small cute dog puppies. This was a business from which we almost didn’t get away 🙂
The “All Walking Crossing” in Shibuya
Afterwards we went by metro to the Shibuya district. As soon as you get out of the station, you are in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The highlight in Shibuya is the well-known “all-go crossing” on the west side of the station, where up to 15,000 pedestrians cross the road during the rush hour per traffic light phase.
A video of the crossing in Shibuya
From a higher Starbucks you could watch the hustle and bustle on the street wonderfully.
The Shibuya shopping district
Shibuya is also a large shopping area with many shops and shopping malls. We strolled a bit through the streets and took a look at one or the other shop. Here you can also see wonderfully the taste of the Japanese. It almost doesn’t matter where you are and where you look: almost everything is colorful, shrill and seems kind of playful. Many taxi drivers we saw had white velvet gloves on and the doors of the taxis open automatically.
Starbucks Global Icon City Mug of TokyoWe are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series
Tokyo has several Starbucks stores, but the cup of the Global Icon series is incredibly rare. These were probably only available in limited quantities at the US Naval Base. Luckily, we were able to buy one of these rare cups on eBay and are very happy about it 🙂
All travelogues from JapanAfter spending 4 days in Japan we can say, that we really liked Tokyo! The Japanese are incredibly polite and friendly and despite such a huge city there is no hectic rush. There's something to see on every corner, the city seems very modern and is nevertheless down-to-earth. Even the taxi drivers all wear suits and ties. In Tokyo we would have definitely wanted to spend a few more days.
» Tokyo – The Pandas & Sea Lions at Ueno Zoo
» Tokyo – Ameyoko Street & the district Shibuya
» Tokyo – Metropolitan Government Building & Tokyo Tower
» Tokyo – Imperial Palace & Sensoji Temple in Asakusa
» Arakurayama Sengen Park, Chureito Pagoda & Mount Fuji
» Shibazakura Festival – Beautiful flower carpet at Mount Fuji
» Tokyo – Shinjuku District & Hibiya Oktoberfest