|Above, Shibuya Crossing (or Shibuya Scramble). Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The latest trip to Japan is the first I've made since work began to redevelop Shibuya Station in Tokyo. Shibuya Station was the battleground between Gamera and several Gyaos in Gamera 3 (1999).
Work began a year or so ago and a section of the Tokyu department store is now gone.
Here is what Shibuya Station looked like (in December 2010) before the redevelopment began:
Here's what it looked like last week with the Tokyu department store gone:
No visit to Shibuya is complete without doing some shopping. There are many stores to choose from including Lush and Forever 21, two popular stores in the U.S.
|Above, Denise shopping in one of many of Shibuya's stores. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
In case anyone's wondering, the famous statue of Hachikō is still there. It is a favorite meet-up spot in Shibuya by the locals and visitors:
|Above, Hachikō's statue. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|