Koen-dori Shopping Street, Tokyo

Koen-dori Shopping Street, Tokyo (must see)

The Koen-dori is one of the many shopping streets in the Shibuya area of Tokyo. Besides shops, it is also the venue where street music and dance performers entertain local and foreign visitors.

The Koen-dori is 450 meters long and stretches from the Marui City Departmental Store to the Shibuya City office. The street has many major departmental stores and fashion boutiques. The NHK or Japan Broadcasting Corporation and the Yoyogi Park Stadium are located here. Since Japanese fashions and pop culture have become popular around the world, Koen-dori is frequented by fashionable Japanese and international visitors.

The Yoyogi stadium hosts events, Shibuya festivals and musical performances. Koen-dori is also famous for music from street performers to major live concerts. Two other halls are the CC Lemon concert hall and the Shibuya-AX. A major shopping complex in the street is the Parco. It has two buildings one with 10 floors and the other with 9 floors. It has become a symbol of the street and is a place where Japanese teenagers hang out. There are trendy shops, restaurants, entertainment centers, a theater, art gallery and a club within the complex. Visitors can download an online guide to shopping on Koen-dori and also get an English guidebook for a walking tour around the street.

Tip:
A small guidebook is available for better orientation in this very vibrant street: http://www.koen-dori.com/guidebook/guidebook_en.pdf

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Koen-dori Shopping Street on Map

Sight Name: Koen-dori Shopping Street
Sight Location: Tokyo, Japan
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Shibuya Walking Tour  

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