Shibuya Walking Tour, Tokyo

This place is a melting ground for the fashion conscious and trendy teenagers and is lined with trendy shops, boutiques and some historic sites. On Sundays, crowds of young people converge here dressed up in myriad colors and styles to socialize and have fun. Other significant sites here are the Meiji shrine and the Yoyogi Park. Take time off to experience the fun and frolic that marks the place.
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Shibuya Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Shibuya Walking Tour
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo (See other walking tours in Tokyo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: ann
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Hachiko Statue

1) Hachiko Statue

Hachikō (1923 – 1935) was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture, who is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner. Hachikō is known in Japanese as "Chūken Hachikō" ("faithful dog Hachiko") — "hachi" meaning eight, and a suffix "kō" meaning affection.
In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Center-gai Shopping Street

2) Center-gai Shopping Street (must see)

The Center Gai is a shopping street in Tokyo that begins at the front of the Shibuya Station to the Tokyu Departmental Store main building. The name has recently been changed to Basketball Street.

The Center Gai is 350 meters long and is located between the Bunkamura Street and Koen street. It has many shops selling fashion clothing, game arcades, bars, cheap cafes, music stores, innovative boutiques and restaurants. It has the reputation of setting many fashion trends among Japanese youth....   view more
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Shibuya 109

3) Shibuya 109 (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...   view more
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Koen-dori Shopping Street

4) Koen-dori Shopping Street (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...   view more
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Mandarake

5) Mandarake

Mandarake is the largest seller of Manga collectibles in Japan and there are three major stores stocking them in Tokyo. Manga are comics and cartoons created in Japan.

There are three major shopping places where one can find Mandarake products in Tokyo. Products offered by the stores include second hand Doujinshi or comics created by amateurs, manga comics, toys, anime cels, Shitajike or pencil boards, Cds, Lds, posters and art books.

There is a small shopping mall with 12 specialized...   view more
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Bunkamura

6) Bunkamura

The Bankamura meaning Culture Village is a large theater and music hall complex in Tokyo. It is a multipurpose entertainment zone operated by the Tokyu Department Store chain.

The Bunkamura was designed by French architect, Jean Michel Willmotte and opened its doors in 2009. The facade resembles a sailing ship and the complex has several floors with cinema and concert halls, boutique stores and restaurants. The sixth floor has a large theater called Le Cinema that offers the latest in movie...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Yoyogi Park

7) Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, adjacent to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine in Shibuya. Every Sunday people gather here to play music, ride bikes or practice martial arts. Within the park is the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, often used to host concerts and other performances. Yoyogi Park stands on the site from where the first successful powered aircraft flight in Japan took place by Captain Yoshitoshi Tokugawa on 19 December 1910. The area later became an army parade ground....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Meiji Jingu Shrine

8) Meiji Jingu Shrine (must see)

Nestled in a very picturesque evergreen area, Meiji Shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. After the emperor's death in 1912, the Japanese Diet passed a resolution to commemorate his role in the Meiji Restoration. An iris garden in an area of Tokyo where Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken had been known to visit was chosen as the building's location. Construction began in 1915 under Itō Chūta, and the shrine was built in the traditional Nagare-zukuri...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Takeshita Street

9) Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street (竹下通り? Takeshita-dōri) is a pedestrian shopping street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. Stores on Takeshita Street include major chains such as The Body Shop, McDonald's, and 7-Eleven, but most of the businesses are small independent shops that carry an array of styles. The shops on this street are often a bellwether for broader fads, and some are known as "antenna shops," which manufacturers seed with...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Tokyo, Japan

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Best of Asakusa Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Religious Sites Walking Tour in Takanawa

Religious Sites Walking Tour in Takanawa

Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines dot Japan’s landscape. These temples and shrines are an architectural splendor and many of these can be found in every part of Tokyo. This guide will take you to the smaller Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in the Takanawa neighborhood of Tokyo. Most often overlooked by tourists, these temples and shrines are a beauty and should not be missed.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Tokyo Imperial Palace Walking Tour

Tokyo Imperial Palace Walking Tour

The Imperial Palace, residence of the Japanese Emperor was once the site of the Edo Castle in the 17th – 19th Century. Located in the heart of the city, it is a vast expanse of green and is surrounded by moats. The palace is open only for two days a year - January 1st and December 23rd. However, walking tours of the inner palace grounds is conducted on weekdays except on special occasions. Prior approval from the Imperial Household Agency is required to join these walking tours.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Yasukuni Shrine Walking Tour

Yasukuni Shrine Walking Tour

Founded in 1869, this shinto shrine became known as "Yasukuni" only in 1879. Built to commemorate the soldiers who died for their country and emperor, the Shrine is located in Chiyoda District and covers the area of over 6 hectares. Within the Shrine there are numerous cultural and historic sites such as Japanese War Museum. Take this tour to learn more about Yasukuni.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Ginza Shopping Tour

Ginza Shopping Tour

Often compared with New York's Fifth Avenue, Ginza is a district situated in Chuo, Tokyo. It is known as one of the most luxurious shopping regions in Tokyo. The area is home to big department stores and almost all leading world brands have their presence here. Ginza is also famous for its bakeries and restaurants. The small allies leading off from the main road is lined with galleries exhibiting paintings and other artwork. This area is bound to quench the thirst of every shopaholic.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Tokyo without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Tokyo, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

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