Best things to do in Shibuya and sightseeing in Shibuya
Meiji Jingu - Shibuya
Next, catch a graceful traditional Japanese wedding at the Meiji Jingu shrine… kimonos, the traditional Mai dance and some awesome Wasabi delicacies… bring it on, all here!
Basically Meiji Shrine is like a temple that is located far away inside the woods. You won’t feel like it’s in Harajuku, because you’ll be surrounded by woods just like in the forest, and also the path is not paved, it’s still full of tiny little rocks. A little hint : I saw some people bow before and after entering Meiji Shrine, so I also follow them by bowing near the Shrine’s gate. If I can compare Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine, they all have their own beauty. Fushimi with its 1000 gates, Asakusa Temple with the crowds and the big red lantern, and Meiji Shrine with its Forest Like atmosphere.
Tokyo would be incomplete without its temples. Dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, this 19th century Shinto shrine is a perfect example of the Japanese austerity and modesty. It isn't grand like many other Asian temples, but has a quiet appeal of its own. As you enter through the 40 foot high gate into the 200 acre park, it feels like another dimension. In a way, it doesn't feel like you are in Tokyo anymore. You need to wash your hands and face at a communal tank before you offer prayers. There is a prayer wall where you can write your wishes on a piece of paper and stick it there. A touch of Japanese culture and if you are lucky you might just encounter a wedding procession here!
Doremon Museum - Shibuya
To Doraemon Museum : JR Yamanote Line ( Green line) to Shinagawa Station. From Shinagawa Station, Transfer to the Blue Line for Musahi Kosugi. From Musahi Kosugi, transfer to the Yellow Line to Noborito Station. From Noborito Station, go down to the shuttle bus service for Doraemon Museum. Note : the shuttle bus is not for free. Doraemon museum is really crowded, and our schedule to enter is at 12 p.m, we arrived just on time! Sorry, in some places like the museum, no photos allowed. Inside Doraemon museum, again, we meet some Indonesian that come from Bandung. Yeah, we realised that Indonesian people are all over Japan. Everytime we go to one place, there must be at least one Indonesian people, hahaha. You can found the memory bread, dorayaki, and all the cute doraemon stuffs inside! My personal opinion about Doraemon Museum, well, is not as cute as I am expected. In my imagination, I can touch and feel lots of Doraemon stuffs, but it’s not like that. Overall, it’s okay though, I still can know how Doraemon Museum looks like!
Tonkatsu Maisen Shibuya Hikarie - Shibuya
My fiance LOVES this place and he cannot stop talking about it. He made us wander through dark streets and feduddle our way through Google maps to find this place. Which ended up being totally worth it. It's not that hard to find actually, there are signs leading up to the place. Be prepared to queue no matter what time you go. The meat is juicy, the batter is crispy, and we ordered a roast pork (char siew) starter that came with a delicious soya sauce. We loved it! This place used to be a bathhouse.. maybe there was something in the water..
Kyushu Jangara Ramen - Shibuya
Time to slurp in some Ramen. Everyone will tell you that the best Ramen is found in Komen Ramen. Personally, I liked Kyushu Jangara more. The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious and cheaper than most places around. It has an English Menu, which makes ordering much easier. Apart from the Ramen, the soups are to die for too.
Takeshita-dōri - Shibuya
From NHK Studio Park, we go to Takeshita Dori in Harajuku to visit Daiso. Daiso in Harajuku is the biggest one, and it’s so complete, You can found earphone, headset, make up, tie, sandals, neck pillow, yes, everything! and it’s all for 108 Yen (8% tax included). From Daiso (Yeah, we only stop by just for a while, we’re not visiting other places in Harajuku for today), we eat lunch near Harajuku Spain Slope, and then we go to Asakusa Temple.