Mom likes to wake up early and have her coffee—not a lifestyle that aligns well with that of the Japanese! Nothing really opens before 10 or 11. Even coffee shops. The one placer we were able to find was a Norwegian coffee brand on the ground floor of another hotel.

Halloween. Shibuya was madness. The crossing was 10 times worse than usual. People dressed up and went all out. Strangers were taking selfies with each other? Why is Halloween so popular here? It seems to me it has just caught on because of marketing and branding and the potential to sell stuff?

Like Shibuya wasn't overstimulating enough with it's visuals and crowds—they decide to play this music throughout the streets.