Feb 7, 2014

Chocolate Hachiko tours Shibuya

A chocolate statue of Hachiko, the dog praised for its loyalty to its master, has appeared in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya district. The life-sized statue, made to promote Valentines’ Day, will be shown at shopping centers around the area until Feb. 14. The chocolate Hachiko ...

Shibuya-Roppongi night bus starts

Dec 26, 2013

Shibuya-Roppongi night bus starts

by Tomohiro Osaki

Back in April, then-Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose proudly announced a grand scheme to launch a 24-hour bus service in the capital. Little did he imagine that his pet project would be getting off the ground just as he was resigning over a scandal. Around ...

Shibuya revelers face New Year's curbs

Dec 12, 2013

Shibuya revelers face New Year's curbs

Tokyo police say they will restrict public access around the main intersection outside Shibuya Station between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 2 a.m. Jan. 1 to prevent a crush of New Year’s revelers forming for the countdown, a recurrent problem in recent years. The ...

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

Mar 15, 2013

New connection expedites Saitama-Yokohama route

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya Station is going through yet another change: Starting Saturday, the Tokyu Toyoko Line and the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line will be directly connected, enabling passengers to travel between Saitama and Yokohama without changing trains. “There will be a main artery (connecting ...