In JAPAN for the Rugby World Cup? Discover SHIBUYA, Tokyo | vlog 3

Renata: Is it here?
Is it here? Is it here? Gordon: Yeah
-Really? Here it is, Shibuya Crossing, the busiest crossing in the world. Look at how many lanes there are. [music] Today we’re visiting Shibuya, a major commercial
and business center in Tokyo. Shibuya has a few superlatives, it houses the two busiest
railway stations in the world: This one right here,
this is Shibuya station. There’s also part
of Shinjuku Station and we’re gonna see
that in a future video. But most importantly,
it has the busiest crossing in the world. Right here. -Ready?
-Yeah. [indistinct chattering] Someone else filming.
A lot of people filming! Yeah! [laughs] So, let’s see what options we have
to have a view from the top. There’s Starbucks right here,
second floor. This is the one
that everybody suggests. But I see this other building
right here. Let’s see what’s there. Crossing View, ¥300.
You have to pay. I love these smart machines. 300 yen to come here, it’s cheaper than Starbucks. And you have this view. Much higher. [music] Cannot use tripods or selfie sticks here and, of course, forget drones. That’s very cool. Just in case you’d rather get
the view from Starbucks, here are the prices. But the view is just from the second floor. [music] Here right in front of the station, there is a statue
that’s kind of a symbol of Shibuya, too. It’s this dog here, called Hachikō. In the 1920s,
he came here for nine years waiting for his owner. His owner had already passed. So, he became a symbol of loyalty. The statue is also a meeting point. Look at the amount of people here now
waiting for someone. And this shade, fantastic. Hungry? House Rules: 45 minutes.
That’s it. We order right here. And then the food comes. Wow. Oh, you can put it in English. What do we want? Gordon: How did you get the English? Renata: Oh, you choose English. [laughs] -Here, right here,
you can choose the language: English. -Just order off of one -You don’t know how to order from your own?
-No, I don’t. -You need to do mine.
-Yes. He’s totally lost. [laughs] Place order. Yay. Yay. That was so fast.
That was so fast. Mmm. Love it. Gordon: Miso soup.
There you go. Here you go. There you go. The funniest thing,
you don’t know how to order, baby. [laughs] No need to be embarrassed. [laughs] This is so funny. You don’t even talk to anyone here. You just sit down like this,
you order, and the dish arrives. Gordon: Salmon… which one? I think we lost track
of how much we’ve been ordering. Baby, so modern like this, doesn’t this totally feel like
Tokyo, Japan? -Yeah.
-Yeah. Okay, let’s see how much now. 1291 yen in total,
about 12 dollars. So affordable, so worthwhile. And so fun. [music] Look at this.
Nobody crosses. No cars, nothing, and nobody crosses. This is so impressive. This totally feels like Tokyo. All these people. Whoo. If you’re into shopping,
this is like a paradise. [music] We just got our tickets for Disney Sea
here at the store. Oh, look at these, baby.
It’s a boy and a girl. Mickey and Minnie. They thought of us -Oh.
-Gordon: Yeah. Look at those tickets.
Mickey for you and a Minnie for me. -Look at those tickets.
-No. It’s the opposite.
I’m the Minnie. [laughs] Gordon: They think of everything.
-Renata: Yeah. Oh baby… Did I tell you
we’re supposed to be going that way? [laughs] Yeah Konnichiwa (hello) Tokyo 2020. After a 15-minute walk,
all this peace We’re entering Meiji Shrine. These are sake barrels that every year are offered here by the Meiji Jingu Nationwide
Sake Brewers Association as a homage to Emperor Meiji
and his wife. [music] Meiji Jingu,
this is Tokyo’s most famous shrine. And because of that,
it gets really busy. So, get here either early in the morning or a little late in the day,
just before it closes. This is what we’re doing. [music] This shrine is so famous
and yet it’s relatively new, from 1920. Turning one century old in 2020. It is dedicated
to Emperor Meiji and his wife When they passed, in the beginning of the 20th century, Japanese people donated
100,000 trees from all over Japan. And this is how this forest was created
and also the Shrine. You can’t film up close. But I’m going to show you
how to pay respects. You should throw some coins,
bow twice, clap twice, and then bow again. This place is so beautiful
and there are so many different areas here. Spend some time
also walking around Don’t come just for the Shrine. [music] The strategy has worked perfectly. Look at how empty and quiet
it is here now. It’s a good walk here in this park. I’d have never imagined
a place like this in Shibuya. Extreme opposites. Oh, my God!
This is so busy. We basically just crossed the street. Meiji Shrine is over there,
the park, too. This is Harajuku Station. And right here, the famous
Takeshita Street, Takeshita Dori. Courage? Let’s go? Yes. Ah, that is us.
[laughs] This is already Harajuku, another very unique area
here in Tokyo. [music] Mmm. It’s so, so good,
ice cream in a crepe. Caramel, ice cream, cheesecake, and there’s something else. I even forgot. -Gordon: How is it?
-Oh, that’s good. Do you want some? This is a sweet paradise. All you see people eating here: sweets. Wow. Brazil, Brazil. This fan is very successful
among Japanese women. They walk on the streets
already carrying this. Two great stores side-by-side here, Bic Camera and Daiso. This store, Daiso,
is like the Dollar Store in the U.S. Let’s see what they have here. Yeah, hat clip. In case your hat doesn’t come with one. Look at these hats. I got hats for $1 each.
The cheapest I’ve ever found. I’d never expected it would be in Japan. It’s like Walmart. They got everything here
from tights to cameras. Side by side. This is so interesting. When you buy
something tax-free here, you get the discount,
immediately. It’s not like in other countries that you have to apply
for the discount later, but they put that directly
on your passport. She put the receipt
right here in my passport and she even stamped my passport. I’m glad I didn’t lose a page here. She put the receipt
over the stamp from Peru. [laughs] These animal cafes are
extremely popular here, especially the cat cafes. This is how it works:
you pay the entrance fee, and then you get to spend
a predetermined time with the animals there. And there are cat cafes,
rabbit cafes, hedgehog cafes. I’ve even seen a snake cafe. In some of them, it’s
all-you-can-drink coffee In others, you still need to buy your drink. This one is with owls. [music] Japanese Fantasyland. We wanted to see one of these
unique Japanese cafes. We thought about going
to one of the cat cafes but we’re not sure about
anything involving animals. Don’t know how well
they are treated. I’m sure some of them
treat them really well. But, anyways, we ended up
in this place here. And what is this place? [music] This word “kawaii” refers
to the culture of cuteness in Japan. This is more than a cafe.
Actually, there are shows. You also pay to come here.
It’s 800 yen in addition to the food.
The food is kind of expensive, by the way, but it’s a very unique experience. I don’t know where I’d find this
anywhere else in the world French baguette with ragu. -Gordon: Wasabi.
-Uh-huh. -Cheddar cheese.
-Cheddar cheese and… -Sour cream.
-Sour cream. Yay! They are famous for the sweets here, but after that crepe, no. Cheers! Kanpai! Host: arigatōgozaimashita (thank you very much) [music] [crowd cheering] I didn’t expect this at all. Oh, my God.
After this, am I ready for Tokyo? Kawaii Monster Cafe,
the show was hilarious. Totally worth the entrance fee. Okay, here’s the question:
are we ready for Tokyo? -Are you?
-Are you ready for Tokyo? -I’m (indistinctive)… [laughs] Yay. Look up, look up. [laughs] Was that for you or for me? For me. I picked because I want entertainment. And why you have this face? It just seemed appropriate So, what do you have to say? Brazilian music inside the grocery store. I didn’t even pay attention. -Oh, come on, really?
-No, no. -No way.
-Because my beer is more important. Oh.
[laughs] [music]

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