Continuing from the previous post…here are some more highlights of my Tokyo trip:
We wanted to have a view of the Tokyo city from high up, so we decided to go up to the Mori Tower. We went to the 52nd floor, the City View, it is surrounded by full height glass wall. Felt a bit shaky when I stood right against the window. We were pretty lucky that it was a clear sky despite it was raining two days before. We also went up to the roof deck for a better view, as expected, super windy. Since a complimentary ticket to the Mori Museum on the 53rd floor is also included, we took a quick tour.
Omotesando area is one of my favorites. It is another shopping hub with upscale fashion shops, haute couture boutique shops, young designer brands, trendy cafes, and pop-up shops. Architecturally, a lot of the shop interiors and facades are very interesting with detailed design. There are few shops and malls are designed by star architects. For example, Omotesando Hills, Prada, Hugo Boss, Tod…etc. The overall vibe, I would say it is not as luxury as Ginza, but not as young as the adjacent district Harajuku.
The famous busy pedestrian intersection (some referred it as the busiest in the world)–Shibuya Crossing. It was quite interesting just to stand at one of the street corners and watch people cross when the light turns green. Within a minute, the intersection was jammed and people were crossing the intersection from all different directions. The space of the intersection is huge, larger than a typical intersection.