Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Moar Japan - Shibuya

It's been more than a year since I posted some pictures. I really have no excuse for that. Still...
Um, okay, this system of tracking passengers was, in fact, new to me. I think this is the Yūtenji station. There's a really nice bookstore not far from here, and a rather nice fast food place right next to it. We were rather puzzled about it's name, but it seems my katakana reading prevailed, eventually.



The park in... uh, close to Hiroo. I think.

Nice small waterfall.



The Awesome!Dog

Encountered somewhere between a 100yen shop and the Finnish embassy.

The obligatory Hachiko shot. I took a few shots around there. As we later discovered, a trip to Shinjuku would'a been proper. Oh well, hindsight.... fortunately we didn't lose much. I was completely lost at this point, and I eventually took a solo trip just to learn how to navigate in Tokyo. That's the good thing about a long enough trip, you can "waste" time and no harm's done....

Yep.... Shibuya....

Here's the thing... there aren't many "Real" cities in Finland, if any. Oulu definitely isn't one. The photo doesn't give the right impression, but the Shibuya station is mind-bogglingly huge. Someone like me who's lived in cities with 5-digit population cannot easily grasp such sizes. I got completely lost in the shibuya terminal at one point, during my solo trip... and that's just a small fragment of Shibuya, which is a small fragment of Tokyo. I mean, Tokyo is practically a country on it's own, and I heavily advocate separating a trip to Japan from a trip to Tokyo.

Next time, more of life at Hanne's apartment and the first of our many trips to Akihabara .

3 comments:

WangZheng259 said...

There is a building at the local Air Force base which I am told is over a mile long on the inside of the biggest room. I toured it once, and it is huge. What really impressed me was how clean it was. Machine shops naturally get dirty. This place was absolutely spotless, and had the largest machine tools I have ever personally seen.

Of course, I am not a Big City fellow, and I have not toured very many large scale industrial plants.

Esa Karjalainen said...

I hear the largest man-made halls develop their own weather systems...

Ben said...

All right! Japan trip blog posts! :D

Actually, the biggest halls, like for beaches, do in fact develop their own weather systems. I forget which one, but yes.