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Shibuya

Where many of Japan's fashion trends come from

About Shibuya
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Things to do in Shibuya

Upcoming Shibuya Events

Mariko Enomoto Exhibition

Mariko Enomoto Exhibition

Nov 29th - Dec 6th

From November 29th until December 6th, Shibuya's Elephant Studio will host an exhibition of works from painter and illustrator..

2 ¥500
Nescafe Kotatsu Café

Nescafe Kotatsu Café

Nov 26th - Dec 12th

The Nescafe Kotatsu Café runs from November 26th until December 12th, and guests can snuggle up and enjoy coffee and their cho..

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Broadway Christmas Wonderland

Broadway Christmas Wonderland

Mid - Late Dec

Every year, the Tokyu Theater Orb in Shibuya Hikarie puts on a special show for Christmas. In 2016 they started the Broadway Christmas..

¥6,800

Shibuya Top 10

Where to eat in Shibuya

Tokyo Coffee Festival

Tokyo Coffee Festival

Mid - Late Oct

Tokyo Coffee Festival: Different coffee types from all over the world

11 Free

Places to stay in Shibuya

Fresh Share House Jingumae

Fresh Share House Jingumae

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Fresh Share House Jingumae is a beautiful accommodation for women in the centre of Shibuya- a safe, quiet haven for any woman staying..

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Latest Shibuya Reports

Shibuya's Dogenzaka Street

Shibuya's Dogenzaka Street

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Shibuya's Dogenzaka Street is located to the left hand side of the iconic Shibuya 109 building, and is home to a range of nightlife..

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Bunkamura

Bunkamura

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Tokyo is home to a myriad of venues focused on arts and culture, including Shibuya's Bunkamura. This multi-purpose venue spans..

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Halloween-themed Afternoon Tea

Halloween-themed Afternoon Tea

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During the month of October, the Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower will be getting into the Halloween spirit with a themed afternoon..

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About Shibuya

If you could only choose one place to shop in Tokyo, then Shibuya is the place to be. Famous for its busy and colorful district, packed to the gills with shops, restaurants, clubs and avid shoppers. Shibuya is also famous for its enormous intersection which hundreds of people crossing at any one time. You can even experience this marvelous view from the second story window of the probably most profitable Starbucks in the world.

Just around the corner you will find Center Gai, a busy pedestrian area filled with shops selling the latest wear and accessories. Strolling through this neon lit zone is an experience in itself. For the ladies it would be a sin to miss out on the iconic cylindrical building that is known as Shibuya 109, where you can find hundreds of boutiques spanning ten floors of fashionable goodness. However, do not fear gents, because there is a Shibuya 109 Men opposite from Starbucks, although not as grand as its counterpart.

Over a dozen department stores are dotted around the area, where corporate giants Seibu and Tokyu own the majority of them. As for dining, you are spoilt for choice since you can find pretty much any type of cuisine to suit even the fussiest of eaters. You can entertain yourself endlessly by going the one of the many game centers, indoor sports facilities, cinemas, clubs, bars, the list goes on.

However, do not fear if you are a bit scared of the crowds; there is much more to discover in the surprisingly quiet back streets. I am thinking of the goat cafe just a 5-minute walk from the station. In that same are is a wonderful macrobiotic cafe, run by a young couple, and they serve excellent vegan but very creative food. For a very different bar experience, check out Nonbei Yokocho, or Drunkard’s Alley, also just a stone's throw away from the station—just to give you a few ideas.

Shibuya’s icon is the infamous Hachiko dog statue, situated next to the train station's Hachiko Exit. You can see people taking snaps of the floppy-eared canine with their cell phone cameras at any given moment. This is quite possibly the most famous waiting area in all of Japan, as is evident by the dense crowd that engulfs the area.

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