Japan Trip: Shibuya, Tokyo, at night

To say that we explored Shibuya thoroughly would be a lie, but we definitely visited in search of dinner and wandered around a bit.

Shibuya is well-known for the Shibuya Crossing, or ‘Shibuya Scramble’. It’s hard to believe that this many people can be in the same place at the same time. It’s madness!

We wandered around the streets, led by my Younger Sister, in search of food.

We eventually made it to Genki Sushi, where we waited patiently in line. It’s apparently a popular place to eat. After waiting for about 15-20 minutes, we were seated at our little table.

Not sure if you can tell from the photo above, but there are 3 tiers or ‘rails’ that run along the walls. Everyone gets a touch screen to order up to 3 plates at a time. After you order, wait patiently and food magically slides in front of you.

Take your plate off the platform and press the corresponding button (i.e. top, middle or bottom) to send the tray whizzing back to the kitchen. It’s easy to see why this place is popular. And it’s easy to order up a storm. After leaving a few kilos heavier and a few thousand yen lighter, we wandered to the station to head back to our hotel.

The highlight of the night for me was seeing Mario Kart. In real life!

Seriously Shibuya, you are all kinds of crazy. But I think I like you.

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