Tokyo has many great shopping areas, Shibuya and Harajuku being the more trendy and popular among the younger crowd, Ginza and Roppongi focused more on high end goods.
With help from our hotel's front desk, traveling to Shibuya and Harajuku was just a short ride on the train.
We went from Shinjuku Station via JR Yamanote line and exited Shibuya at the Hachikomae Exit.
You will find the famous statue of the dog Hachiko!
This will be your view from this exit as you face the famous Shibuya Crossing.
You have Mark City shopping center to your left, straight ahead is where you'll head towards Shibuya 109 Womens, The Loft and Tokyu Hands Craft stores, and a bit to your right is a luxury department store Seibu and to your right is 109 Mens.
We started at Shibuya 109 which is a 10-story fashion store for young women.
Headed to Mark City Shopping Center for lunch.
I heard good things about Midori Sushi which has fresh quality sushi for reasonable prices. Because of its popularity, it's best to go early to get in line. They open at 11am, and on a wednesday we arrived at 10:45 to find already a short line.
A Mix sushi plate (nigiri pictured, i got a tuna roll too)
One of the waitresses, saw that i was gonna take some medicine and she immediatly grabbed me a glass of water! When we left, there was a long line to get in.
Here's a look at the Loft:
It started to rain, so we took refuge inside the Seibu Department store on the way back to the station. One of the fancier department stores, basically i was only interested in the basement floors which is where u find the food!!! This is where i found Pierre Herme Macarons!!!
The rain did not stop but i wanted to still check out Harajuku on the way back to Shinjuku. It was the next stop up on the way back and once we exited the station, we checked out part of Takeshita Dori, which you see right away
There's another district south called Omotesando HIlls, but we didnt'get to check it out.
Would love to come back, especially when weather is nicer and check out more of their stores. I hear sundays is the day to go to check out all the people in their most stylish outfits and costume!