Thursday, 14 March 2013

SAYONARA TOYOKO SHIBUYA STATION

good bye shibuya plathome
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shibuya station
Tomorrow, Shibuya station on Toyoko Line will close for good. Toyoko Line will be connected with the Tokyo Metro Fuku-Toshin Line so the platform will move underground and all of what you see in above photos will be gone.

Toyoko Line has always been a "home line" for me all my life, my school was in the Shibuya neighbourhood so there were times I used this station every day. And of course I use it whenever I travel further from here to change to other lines. I never really thought of it this way but this station has been a big part of my life almost! It's kind of sad not to see this anymore, not that it was beautiful or that there was anything that attracted me, but I found 3 photos of this station I have taken in the past so I thought I'd do a farewell post to the Shibuya station.

Sayonara & Arigatou.


P.S. Another thing I will miss when it's gone is the Google Reader!! What will I do now????

P.P.S. It may have been a little confusing, but it's only the Toyoko Shibuya station that will close, and the rest such as JR and Odakyu stations in Shibuya will stay. So Hachiko will also stay!


東横線の渋谷駅、いよいよお別れですね。私はずーっと東横線利用者で、高校はこの駅を使って通っていたのもあり、なくなるとなるとやっぱり寂しい。今までもこれからもそこにあって当たり前だと思っていたものがなくなるのは、寂しいですね。この駅が私の人生の一部、だなんて言う風に思ったことはないけれど、最後となった今、ほんの少しだけそういう風にも思ったりしたのでした。

22 comments:

  1. Oh that's a shame. I have fond memories getting off that platform from Yokohama when I was on exchange in Japan.
    But the Tokyu Toyoko sen is still running? the only difference is that you get off at a different platform (i.e. Fuku-Toshin Line)? Thanks for the update - I'll be in Tokyo next Fri and it's helpful to know :)

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    1. Yes Toyoko sen will still be running! It will go underground from somewhere around Daikanyama and so the platform will be in the deep down 5 floors down from the ground level! If you have time please do come by my shop that is open on the weekend!! :)

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  2. oh i didn't know about it! さよなら渋谷駅!

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    1. the new underground station is going to be very futuristic apparently! さよなら渋谷駅!!

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  3. It's always so strange whenever things like that change, things that have seemed to have been there forever. I'm sure you'll get used to it in a while though. But still, I liked your little tribute:)

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    1. That is so true, and it seems to be happening a lot more these days, changes here and there and everywhere. I'm happy you liked my post :)

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  4. That's a shame. Hopefully the new underground will be good.

    As for Google reader shutting down - maybe take a look into bloglovin'? I've used it for over a year now and like it a lot.

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    1. Thank you for the tips, I will check out the bloglovin'!

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  5. Lovely photo tribute!

    I will miss Google reader too! I'm going to try Feedly (http://www.feedly.com/) as an alternative.

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    1. Someone else mentioned Feedly too, I will check out this as well as bloglovin', thank you!!

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  6. Isn't Shibuya Station where they have the Hachiko statue? I hope they're going to keep him.

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    1. Shibuya station is huge and it actually has different station for different train lines and this one that is closing is only for one line so the entire Shibuya station will remain. So yes, of course the Hachiko statue will also stay! :)

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  7. Oh that is sad, it's almost like you grew up there!
    What will happen to the station once it closes? Is it torn down? or does it remain empty?

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    1. I think eventually they will tear it down but I heard that it will be used for a temporary event/exhibition space which could be interesting! ;)

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  8. .. wow... i lived in denenchofu and commuted everyday via this station... very fond memories, thank you for the photos Hiki-san.

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    1. You lived in Denenchofu??? When??? I lived very close to Denenchofu for many many years too!
      I used this new Toyoko Shibuya station yesterday, it felt so strange to go underground to take Toyoko line to get home, seriously!!

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  9. Try feedly.com! It has a seamless transition option from your Google Reader account :)

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    1. Thank you, I am now trying feedly!!

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  10. Yes -- I just started using Feedly. Supposedly, the transition should be seamless. It's always a little sad to see things change...

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    1. Everyone seems to be using feedly? I have been trying it now, I guess we need to get used to the changes...

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  11. Soooo bummed!!! That's the line whenever I stay in Tokyo I like to travel on. My station was the Nakameguro stop. As far as google reader, Feedly is nicely design and I use on my iphone they made a desktop version and you can tranfer to them just by signing on before July when google reader goes down and it will be a seamless transition. It has a lovelier design than google reader too.

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    1. I used the new Shibuya station on Toyoko line yesterday for the first time, it certainly does feel strange going down so deep to get on my line! Shibuya has been changing a lot especially around the station, a bit sad to see it all changes...
      And yes I am trying Feedly now, will get used to it soon.

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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