Story of JLB|Explore Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku.

Hello guys! I am Hayato, a member of JLB and I am university student.

Today, I have guided 6 families from Malaysia. I feel nervous before I met them because this is for the first time to matching guide but I had a really good time.

In this article, I’m going to introduce that tour.

Firstly, we meet up at Shibuya, and then we have walked around popular spot in there.

Although there are not many sightseeing spots in Shibuya, the famous places around the world are Shibuya Crossing and Hachiko statue, so I check the various things before I met them.
Then I took them to a shop which is selling Japanese-like souvenirs, and Village Vanguard which is selling interesting miscellaneous goods.

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MEGA Don Quixote was popular in some shops that I took them.

Unexpectedly, Atarime(Roasted squid) is very popular.

I was wondering why they chose it because the store are lined with many Japanese-style green tea flavors and are popular with other foreign tourists.

I told them “you should eat it while drinking alcohol”, but they already knew it.

In general, it is minority to eat only Atarime in Japan but they were willing sharing it with family!!

 

 

After that, we’ve been to Omotesando to have a lunch.

In advance, I reserved “yasai-ya Mei(やさい家めい)” , which handles seasonable vegetables.

We have talking about countries where I go while waiting to come meals, then we befriends.

 

 

This actually is for the first time but tastes very good.

I’d like to recommend it to Japanese!

 

 

After lunch, I went to Meiji Shrine while feeling the atmosphere of Harajuku through Takeshita Street in Harajuku.

Truth be told, this is for the first time visiting here.

I went to the main hall while walking along the approach path surrounded by nature.

 

 

When I arrived at the main hall, the wedding ceremony was held by chance, and I was able to show some aspect of Japanese culture, and they were curious.

When I visited the main hall, I taught how to read a bowtie, but since I did not have the word “bow” to bow, I looked it up on the spot. I was keenly aware that these words should have been memorized first.

Following Meiji Shrine all the way, then headed to Shinjuku Gyoen.

I reached the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and took a commemorative photo using fallen leaves of autumn leaves on my way to the entrance!

 

 

In Shinjuku Gyoen Gardens, red and yellow very beautiful autumn leaves spread all over and many people came to take pictures and it was a lively atmosphere! They were also excited and enjoyed the Shinjuku Gyoen Garden slowly while keeping the autumn leaves in the camera.

Entrance of Shinjuku Gyoen Gardens is especially beautiful, so you should to take pictures which is Instagenic! haha

 

 

It’s time to say goodbye after I took them to Shinjuku station.

I am reglet that I forgot taking pictures with them… however, I was fulfilling all day, I also enjoyed myself very much, and the guests were very pleased. I have few opportunities to use English all day when I was usually in Japan though, I could speak a lot of English so thanks to the JLB matching guide and I was able to have a fulfilling and fun time!

 

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