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[Virtual Travel] Tokyo Day 5

9am: Streamer Coffee Company (Akasaka)

10:30am: Yasukuni Shrine 靖国神社

A Shinto shrine founded by Emperor Meiji in 1869 and commemorates those who died in service of Japan from the Boshin War to the First Indochina War. The shrine lists the names, origins, birthdates, and places of death of 2,466,532 men, women, children, and various pet animals.

12:30pm: Tokyo Ramen Street

2pm: Harajuku 原宿, Takeshita Street 竹下通り, Marion Crepes マリオンクレープ, Omotesando 表参道

Harajuku refers to the area near to Harajuku Station. It is the center of Japan’s most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, especially along Takeshita Street. South of Takeshita Street is Omotesando where you can find shops, fashion, cafes and restaurants that is more suited for adults.

One of the iconic shops at Harajuku is Marion Crepes, which started in 1976. It started out as the only crepe shop in Harajuku, the creator of Japanese-style crepes, and has become the most famous crepe shop in Japan with over 80 shops across the country. Marion Crepes offer a wide selection of fillings with over 70 filling combos, or create your own desired combo!

3:30pm: Japan Olympic Museum 日本オリンピックミュージアム

The Japan Olympic Museum is all about the olympic games and how Japan is involved in it.

5:30pm: Shibuya 渋谷区, Starbucks Tsutaya (view of Shibuya Crossing)

Shibuya is a major commercial and finance center of Tokyo, and consists of two of the world’s busiest railway stations, Shinjuku and Shibuya Station. It is also popular because of the Shibuya crossing, considered as world’s busiest pedestrian intersection. Since the late 2010s, Shibuya has also become a popular location to gather at during Halloween.

You can also find the statue of Hachiko at Shibuya. The Akita Inu dog is famous for faithfully waiting for the return of his deceased owner for more than nine years until his death. His owner is Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor at Tokyo Imperial University.

7pm: Uoriki Kaisen Sushi 魚力


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