Shibuya (渋谷) is one of Tokyo’s 23 special wards, and the name of a municipality and the large transit hub within that ward. But the area it most commonly denotes is the pumping commercial heart fanning out up the slope to the northwest side of the station. A map will tell you this consists of Maruyama-chō, Dogenzaka, Udagawa-chō and Jinnan municipalities, but to every visitor who has ever snapped a picture of the famous scramble crossing and neon lights—perhaps the closest analog to Times Square in all of Japan—it always has been and always will be, Shibuya.

Locals and old Japan hands may find these images represent some of the most clichéd of all foreigners’ impressions of what Tokyo and, by extension, Japan look like. I wouldn’t disagree, but it’s my humble hope that you’ll indulge me as I retrace my steps in one of the places that was most responsible for my interest in urbanism and transit oriented development. ... Read the full post here: likeafishinwater.com/2013/05/21/shibuya/

This film is part of The Tokyo Project: likeafishinwater.com/2012/12/23/the-tokyo-project/

Music:
"Happy" by 沙野カモメ (Kamome Sano) is used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
kamomesano.info/

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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