Today, I'll show you one of the must see sights of Tokyo - the Shibuya area.
Shibuya Commuter Train Station is the 3rd busiest train interchange in Tokyo, and it's one of the best shopping areas in Tokyo as well, more so if you are looking for Ah Beng and Ah Lian clothes, accessories, and to people watch. It's also where you'll find a very yummy sushi place called Midori (it's in Shibuya Mark City).
It's also where you find the world's busiest scrambe interchange ... scramble interchange meaning a street crossing where all the vehicle traffic is stopped for pedestrian crossing, resulting in a mad scramble across the street. When I visited it, it was on a public holiday, during non rush hour, and yet, it felt like half of the population of Tokyo was crossing the street as the same time as I was !
One of the other attractions in the Shibuya area is the statue of Hachiko. Hachiko is a Japanese dog who used to send off his master, a professor in a university in Tokyo, every morning at the door, and then wait for the master to return at the Shibuya station every evening.
One day, the master died of a heart attack at work, and never came home from work. However, Hachiko, the loyal doggie, waited for his master everyday in the evening for another 10 years, when he himself died and went to doggie heaven. *touched*
The local people were so touched, they erected a statue in honor of the loyal dog.
Today, the entrance to the Shibuya station where Hachiko used to wait for his master (and where the statue is), is called the Hachiko exit, and it is a favorite meeting point for Tokyo people.
Where the Hachiko statue stands today, ironically, is one of the most famous meeting points in Tokyo. It's a given that when you meet at Shibuya station or the area around it, you will meet up at the Hachiko statue.
When I was there in Shibuya, Hachiko recognised me, and told me to bring this important message to Liucas and Dom Dom :
"Make love, not war. It matters not who farted or who is hamsap". None will be even half as loyal as Hachiko, because I suspect the moment the master / mistress stop feeding Liucas & Dom Dom, they would just find a new master / mistress !
The greatest doggie of all time has