|Sign to the Store|
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The Evangelion Store was pretty cool. It is for Evangelion fans of course, but there are types of interesting clothing, jewelry, and other character goods inside. It is a nice looking store too.
|Evangelion Store Tokyo-01 Harajuku|
|Main Floor Fashion and Accessories|
|Second Floor Display|
|Hello Kitty / Evangelion Crossover Goods|
After the Evangelion Store (still need to see the Q the third movie) we headed back to the main street and headed to the McDonalds for a quick drink and a break. What a zoo. Every kid in Tokyo must have been in here. After a short break we took our time to wander up and down the street looking at the Harajuku fashions and doing some people watching. There are plenty of interesting sights to see and there are some new stores like the Calbee+ where you can get freshly made potato chips. A large Daiso 100 yen store is here too and is a great place to get cheap souvenirs for distribution at home - think chopsticks, cloth hangings/banners, cups, bento box supplies, sushi making stuff, etc. There are very interesting fashion shops here too so watch your money and I hope you're not into leather and gothic as you'll probably blow a fortune.
|West Side Entrance To Takeshita Street (Harajuku Station side)|
The famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing here is one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the world. I seems like a endless stream of people go to and from Shibuya Station. Outside the station (Hachiko Exit) is the famous statue of the dog who waiting for its master day after day. The massive TV at the Q Front Building also illuminates the area, except for the evening when I was there. I'm not sure if it runs every other day or was out of order at the time, but the place is much darker without the light from that screen. Power saving measures are still in effect in Tokyo as you can see missing lightbulbs and buildings that have elected not to turn on their exterior lights. By no means is the city really dark, as in a blackout, but you can notice it here and there. You need to actually try crossing at Scramble Crossing yourself - it's like threading the asteroids in Empire Strikes Back.
|Darkened Screen on the Q Front.|
|Closeup of Scramble Crossing|
|View of Shibuya Crossing From Hikari|
|There is a Lawson on the Atrium Level - Convenience Stores are everywhere.|
|Strawberries in the market. Regular size and Huge Single Berries.|
|Very Nice Fruit - not cheap though.|
View Day Three of the travelogue here.
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