渋谷でバレンタインの日 – Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Shibuya

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Japan is a lot like celebrating Valentine’s Day in other countries. only with the addition of life-sized Pikachu displays, sake-flavored Kit-Kats, and all night three floor club parties.  Traditionally in Japan, women give chocolate to males to express romantic desire, and a month later on White Day (March 14th), the men return the favor.  However, since the majority of my housemates and friends are single, we decided to screw this tradition and party all night at the Tokyo Scramble event in Shibuya!

Not having to spend money on chocolates (or making chocolates) meant that I had more time to go shopping and buy a red velvet dress with rose cat ears at Shibuya109.  My friends and I met at Hachiko at midnight then made our way to the club which was a surprisingly classy for the building that it was in.  There were a total of three floors each with slightly different decor.  The progressive house DJs played a mix of American top 40s hits and even free-styled at some point in the night.  The sound system was perfect because you could still talk to people without having to raise your voice and there was plenty of space to dance.

My friend Kei is a breakdancer so he definitely brought the fire to the dance floor.  There were a lot of foreigners there so it was really easy to chat and meet friends.  Unfortunately the drink menu was limited and lacked White Russians which made me wish I had pre-gamed harder, but overall I had a great night even though I was extremely tired the next day.  Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  Don’t forget to treat yourself!

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