This day goes by the motto “Shibuya Power!!” as being cued in a wonderful German adventure game called "Harvey’s New Eyes".
We start off in Shibuya and work our way through Harajuku and north to Shinjuku.
There’s no other way to start this day, than to pay respect at the statue of Hachiko. Did you know there’s a similar story about a dog in Edinburgh, Scottland. His name was Greyfriars Bobby, but instead of waiting for his owner, he spend fourteen years guarding his owner’s grave.
And I don't think coming back to Shibuya Crossing in the evening is worth the hassle.
Ramen is one of my favourite meals in Germany and I’m curious how different it tastes in Japan. Everyone says it tastes so much better in Japan and Ichiran is supposed to be one of the best ramen restaurants.
You get to customize your ramen by circling your preferences on a paper sheet. They note which options are recommended, so a first-timer like me won't pick a terrible combination by accident, because I wouldn't know any better.
With a full stomach there’s not much you can do. We’ll have a look at the Disney Store (yes, another one) and Mugiwara Store amongst others.
Sadly, I’m actually not as interested in One Piece as I used to be. Ever since the time skip in 2010 my love has decayed. Still, I’m in for at least some merch and I always wanted to visit One Piece Tokyo Tower.
Yes, we got some crepe the day before, but Harajuku crepe are also kind of famous. Also, crepe are delicious, which makes them perfect for an afternoon snack!
There are so many UFO-catchers with prizes and virtual games to try… by the end of the day, I’m probably packed with clothes and plushies. Somebody needs to stop me.
Before heading to Golden Gai, we make a small detour to visit Square Enix Artnia Café. Not necessarily for dessert, but probably for some merchandise. Maybe for dessert, too.
I’m looking forward experiencing the famous night life of Golden Gai. Actually, I’m not much of a beer fan. That is German beer, though. I would like to try some Japanese beer and sake. Maybe we can engage into some kind of conversation with the locals. I hope that it will be a fun evening.