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Shibuya

Where many of Japan's fashion trends come from

About Shibuya

Things to do in Shibuya

Upcoming Shibuya Events

Tokyo Rainbow Pride

Tokyo Rainbow Pride

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Every year, Yoyogi Park transforms for one week into a rainbow of colors as diversified as the people it represents.

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Where to eat in Shibuya

Franze and Evans 6

Franze and Evans

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Franze and Evans is located in the Tokyo suburb of Omotesando, and offers a range of fresh, deli-style eats. Of particular appeal..

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Xiringuito Escriba

Xiringuito Escriba

Sarah Koh

Xiringuito Escriba will satisfy your appetite for Spanish cuisine and Mediterranean vibes in Tokyo's Shibuya area.

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Places to stay in Shibuya

Do C Capsule Hotel in Ebisu

Do C Capsule Hotel in Ebisu

Peter Sidell

Close to Ebisu station in central Tokyo, Do C is a modern, stylish capsule hotel and sauna, available for day use as well as overnight..

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Fresh Share House Jingumae

Fresh Share House Jingumae

Livvy Boote

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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Buddy Walk Tokyo 2019 8

Buddy Walk Tokyo 2019

Sherilyn Siy

The 7th annual Buddy Walk Tokyo was held last March 31, 2019. The Buddy Walk is a charity event started in New York in 1995 to..

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Lush Labs Harajuku 9

Lush Labs Harajuku

Kim B

Lush Labs in Harajuku is a concept store dedicated to the art of bathing. Over 80 bath bombs in various colors of the rainbow are..

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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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