Explore Tokyo: Shibuya Guide

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): Explore Tokyo: Shibuya Guide

The Shibuya area in Tokyo is a popular district for shopping, entertainment and nightlife. It’s located between the equally popular Shinjuku and Harajuku areas and a good central point to stay if you visit Tokyo. Most of the well-known shops and restaurants are located around Shibuya Station and you’ve probably seen pictures of the busy Shibuya Crossing or heard about Hachiko, the loyal dog’s statue. Here’s some of my recommendations on what to see and do in Shibuya.

Shibuya is known for its youth fashion and culture and the area is filled with trendy shops and dozens of department stores. One of Tokyo’s most popular night clubs, Womb, is also located in the area.

If you arrive at Shibuya via trian/metro, be sure to follow the directions to the Hachiko exit. Here you’ll find the statue of the famously loyal dog Hachiko, who continued to wait for his master outside the station every day even after his master’s death. The movie with Richard Gere, Hachiko, is based on this true life story. Once you exit the station you’ll find yourself at the famous Shibuya crossing, the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world. You can cross the street in organised chaos and go check out the views from the Starbucks in the QFRONT building. Beware this is a hugely popular spot for photos of the crossing for visitors and locals alike. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Explore Tokyo: Shibuya Guide
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Hachiko’s statue   Shibuya 109   Tokyu Hands   Shibuya Mark City   Tower Records   Womb   Club Asia   Cat Street  
Author: Lia Nell
Read it on author's website: https://thenomadicpanda.com/2016/07/25/explore-tokyo-shibuya-guide/

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