The Shibuya City District

The Shibuya City District

Shibuya is one of the most modern city districts of Tokyo. With large shopping malls and countless stores of international fashion houses, Shibuya is one of the most prestigious fashion districts in this city. You should pay special attention to Central Gai Street, and if you are able, take a walk there at night. The brightness of Times Square with neon signs is nothing compared to Tokyo and this street.

One of the attractions of this neighborhood is Meiji Jingu - one of the shrines in Japan, with a huge forest that covers an area of ​​70 hectares. The sanctuary is located in the city of Tokyo, and when you step on the ground of the sanctuary, you will be completely lost in the greenery and delight in the peace that reigns in this place. The Meiji Jingu Shrine was founded in 1920 as part of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, who took the initiative to create the foundations of modern Japan. The sanctuary is dedicated to their souls. The tombs of the imperial couple are in Kyoto. After the emperor and his wife passed away, the people expressed the desire to mark their virtues and to respect them forever.

Another attraction is the sculpture of the dog Hachiko. The statue was placed in 1934, in memory of his loyalty. Hachiko was a dog who returned to the station every night after the death of his owner to wait for him to return from work. The dog's body was stuffed and exhibited at the National Museum of Science.

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