Tokyo Shopping Districts: Ginza, Roppongi, Shibuya

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The Ginza district is full of fancy upscale stores.


The Mitsukoshi Department store has an entire floor devoted to food.
Mitsukoshi Food Dept

Mitsukoshi Food Dept

Mitsukoshi Food Dept

Mitsukoshi Food Dept

These might make nice gifts. The big boxes are under $20.
Mitsukoshi Food Dept

How about a nice $100 cantaloupe? A perfect gift for the boss!
Expensive Melons

Or maybe some $150 beef would be more impressive.
Expensive Meat

“Poster girls” try to lure customers into a shop.
Poster Girls

The Roppongi district is dominated by the huge Roppongi Hills Building.
Roppongi Hills Building

Roppongi Hills Spider

After admiring the sculpture, we proceed to the observation deck on the 53rd floor to have a look at the city.
Roppongi Hills Observation Deck

The Imperial Palace grounds can be seen in the center rear of the picture.
Roppongi View

Tokyo Tower looks rather small from this vantage point.
Roppongi View

Shibuya Crossing is reputed to be the busiest intersection in the world, and was featured in the movie Lost in Translation. Fortunately or unfortunately it wasn’t quite rush hour yet when we got there.
Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

The famous statue of Hachikou the faithful dog is located by the subway station. This dog used to wait at the subway station for his master, and continued to do so for years after the man had died.

Throughout the country most small shops and restaurants feature a “beckoning cat”, although most of them don’t move. The cat beckons with its left paw for happiness, or with its right paw for money. A can with both paws raised is called “greedy.”

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