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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

Tokyo Coffee Festival

Tokyo Coffee Festival

Mid - Late Oct

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

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Halloween in Shibuya

Halloween in Shibuya

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Halloween has been steadily building momentum in Japan over the past few years, with this Tokyo event in October a highlight. The..

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Where to eat in Shibuya

Moyan Curry

Moyan Curry

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Located on the famous Route 246 between Shibuya and Omotesando, Moyan Curry brings healthy, delicious curries along with 18 years..

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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

Paperglass

Paperglass

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Paperglass has challenged the idea that eyewear has to be cumbersome and clunky. When folded, these glasses are only 2 mm thick..

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Nihondo Kampo Boutique

Nihondo Kampo Boutique

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Kampo is a Japanese tradition that adapts ancient Chinese medicine. At the Nihondo Kampo Boutique, kampo becomes more accessib..

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Inoue Seikoen

Inoue Seikoen

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Inoue Seikoen's products are made from olives grown and harvested from Shodoshima Island. Unlike other production areas th..

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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 exit with the same name (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. If you actually want to find someone who is waiting for you in this area, then I advise you to meet in front of the green train carriage adjacent to Hachiko.

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