Shibuya 109, Tokyo

Shibuya 109, Tokyo (must see)

Shibuya 109 is a shopping center located in the Shibuya District of Tokyo operated by the Tokyu Group. It has over a hundred boutiques selling trendy clothes for women.

Shibuya 109 is located in a street that was once called Koibumi Yokocho or Love Letter lane. It was designed by architect, Minoru Takeyama and built in 1979. The name 109 is from the Japanese characters To meaning 10 and Yu meaning 9 and stands for the Tokyu Group. It has a cylindrical shape and shoppers move in a loop on each floor through the elevators with a full view of all the shops. There are ten floors, eight above the ground and two below.

Small designers and manufacturers who sell the latest trends in clothing for young women have outlets at the 109 Building. It is very popular with young women between the ages of 15 and 20. The building is famous for creating a new culture among young Japanese women called the Kogal subculture. Kogals wear platform boots, plenty of makeup, color their hair blond, wear miniskirts, artificial suntans and plenty of fashion accessories. The stores attract customers from all over the country and their popularity among young Japanese women has not faded since 109 Building opened its doors.

Why You Should Visit:
Very cute and trendy Japanese fashion for the younger generation. Most of the clothes are somewhat pricey and small in size but certainly worth having a look.
The accessories are gorgeous and you can stock up on some of the cutest necklaces and hairpins.

Tip:
Make sure you check out all the levels if you go.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-9pm

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Shibuya 109 on Map

Sight Name: Shibuya 109
Sight Location: Tokyo, Japan
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Shibuya Walking Tour   Souvenir Shopping  

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