Shibuya

Shibuya © T.Sasaki

Shibuya

Shibuya is a famous spot in Tokyo and is a downtown area that is known as a district for youth.

Shibuya is known as a fashion mecca, and Central Street, Dogenzaka, and Spanish Street are all recognizable areas of Shibuya. Shibuya first came into the spotlight in the 1970s when SHIBUYA109 department store was built. Shibuya is also the birthplace of kogal subculture, which originated in the 1990s. Today many stores such as Shibuya PARCO, Cocoti, etc. cater to fashionistas of all ages. There are also a lot of fashion-related events held here.

Shibuya Hikarie is a high-rise building hosting about 200 stores, as well as various galleries and workshops. That makes Shibuya not only a fashion but also an art landmark.

Additionally, a lot of theatres and movie centers (Clubasia, Bunkamura) host various events and movie screenings that deal with various social issues and issues related to human psychology.

Shibuya is also known as the center of the IT industry in Japan. A lot of IT and venture companies have their headquarters here.

Access

Shibuya Station: Shibuya Station is served by the JR Yamanote Line, Sankyo Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Toyoko Line, Denen-toshi Line, Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Fukutoshin Line, and Keio-Inokashira Line.

Car: Take the Takagi Interchange on the Metropolitan Expressway. There are a lot of paid parking lots in the area.




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Description: Shibuya

Sights Shibuya (渋谷)
Rating  
Address Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
東京都渋谷区渋谷
Phone / Fax Phone:
Duration 3Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


Map: Shibuya