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16 Amazing Things To Do and See In Shibuya

Shibuya, only a short walk from Harajuku is a huge Tokyo shopping district with a ton to do! Come here to experience Japan in all of its glory and you'll find things like Hachiko and Yoyogi Park in the beautiful Shibuya.

#1. Hachiko Statue

Shibuya Hachiko Statue

The legendary Hachiko used to wait at Shibuya Station for his master, a professor to arrive home every day. Even after the professor passed away, and another nine years, Hachiko went to the station everyday to wait for him. The story of Hachiko became a such a legend and a statue was constructed in 1934 to honor who is now Shibuya’s mascot! Tourists from around the world come every day to have a chance to pet this amazing dog, if you are in Tokyo, you have to visit him.
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Hachiko Statue

Address: 2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Shibuya Station


#2. Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Shibuya Scramble Crossing
Japan’s most famous crossing is a sight that you will only believe when you see it first hand. Considered by many to be the busiest foot traffic crossing in the world it is filled with people day in and day out. If you want to really experience the Shibuya scramble, check it out during the weekend rush hour, it will blow your mind!
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Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Address: 2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Shibuya Station


#3. Shibuya 109

Shibuya 109

The Shibuya 109 fashion paradise opened in 1979. Shibuya 109 is filled with brand name shops selling clothes for women of all ages. While the Shibuya 109 department store is tailored towards women, just down the street is the men’s version of the store. If you are in Tokyo, you’ll want to snap a few shots of this massive building and check out the store if you are trying to get some shopping done.
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Shibuya 109

Address: 2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 6 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Website: Shibuya 109


#4. Spain Hill

Spain Hill
Spain hill in Shibuya is pretty famous for its winding street that have been noted as looking like a town in Spain, hence the name. If you are in Shibuya you will no doubt want visit this area of the city, it is quite beautiful and filled with interesting little shops. This area is also quite popular for those into unique fashion as well. You will want to check it out if you are visiting Japan to do some shopping.
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Spain Hill

Adress: 16-15 Udagawacho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 8 minute walk from Shibuya Station


#5. Nonbei Yokocho

Nonbei Yokocho
Nonbei Yokocho is one of many famous alleys throughout Tokyo that share a similar classic feel. Starting around the 1950’s many of these bars and restaurants only fit a few people at a time. These areas are quite popular during the evening and the weekend for drinking, so it may be busy. If you visiting Tokyo you should check out the Nonbei Yokocho in Shibuya to get that classic bar feel. It can be a bit surreal if it is your first time seeing something like this, so make sure you bring a camera.
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Nonbei Yokocho

Address: 1-25-9 Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 4 minute walk from Shibuya Station


#6. Hikarie

Shibuya’s Hikarie skyscraper was finished in 2012. It hosts a number of stores, office spaces as well as many others, such as a theater hall. The Hikarie building is located near Shibuya Station so it will be quite easy to spot when you arrive. Before you plan your travel itinerary for Japan be sure to check their schedule to see if they are running any art exhibits or limited time events!
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Adress: 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 03-5468-5892

Website: Hikarie


#7. Tower Records

Tower Records
Photo Credit:Dick Thomas Johnson@flickr

Tower Records in an international music franchise that started in Sacramento, California. The current store in Shibuya opened in 1995. It is considered one of the biggest music retail stores in the world, there is nine floors of retail space. Tower Records Japan has a subsidiary record label called T-Palette Records, which focuses on idol performers. At the Tower Records store the often host live events, signings and photo opportunities for J-Pop groups, singers and Idols. Make sure you check out their schedule if you intend to see one of these events!
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Tower Records

Address: 1-22-14 Jinnan, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 6 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 03-3496-3661

Website: Tower Records (Japanese)


#8. Club Asia

Club Asia
Photo Credit:Club Asia

Club Asia is a popular nightlife spot in Shibuya. The club has three bars and two dance floors with ceilings that are pretty high. This club has become more of a live house recently but they still host great events each week. While there are many nightlife spots to check out in Tokyo, Shibuya has many of the best and friendliest of them. If you are looking for a fun night out, Club Asia might be a great place to try.
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Club Asia

Address: 1-8 Maruyamacho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 10 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Phone: 03-5458-2551

Website: Club Asia


#9. Womb

Photo Credit:Womb

Womb is arguably the most well-known night club in Shibuya and possibly Japan. The main attractions are the giant mirror ball and the amazing sound system. This club has been dominating the local party scene in Tokyo with invited DJs from around the world and incredible music every night of the week. This club is very expansive and If you are looking for the real night club experience in Tokyo, your best bet is Shibuya’s Womb.
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Address: 2-16 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 10 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Phone: 03-5459-0039

Website: Womb Shibuya


#10. Moyai Statue

Moyai Statue
Photo Credit:Toshihiro Gamo@flickr

This statue was donated by the people of Niijima in 1980 and it is on the southwest side of Shibuya Station. The statue resembles an Easter Island Moai statue and it has two faces. It is a popular meeting place in Japan although usually not so busy. If you are trying to meet up in Shibuya, it might work for you to meet here or Hachiko!
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Moyai Statue

Adress: 1-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Shibuya Station


#11. Umegaoka Sushi no Midori in Mark City

Umegaoka Sushi no Midori
Photo Credit:Andy Yeo@flickr
Umegaoka Sushi no Midori is a popular sushi spot in Shibuya. Its located near inside the station area called Mark City. This restaurant uses fresh fish from Tsukiji Market. Sometimes there is a long wait to get in but be assured that you’ll get a great meal. Don’t be discouraged by lines in the Shibuya, it usually means that the location is extremely popular.
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Umegaoka Sushi no Midori in Mark City

Address: 1-12-3 Shibuya Mark City, Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 6 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-5458-0002

Website: Umegaoka Sushi no Midori (Japanese)


#12. Konno Hachimangu Shrine

Konno Hachimangu Shrine
The Hachiman Shrines have been around for long time and the Shibuya shrine is extremely popular for locals and visitors in Japan but please be respectful when you enter. This Shinto shrine dedicated to kami Hachiman. It is the second most common shrine after those dedicated to Inari Okami. It is believed that the family that gave the ward its name used to live here, the Shibuya family. If you are looking for a traditional experience in the area make sure you go.
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Konno Hachimangu Shrine

Address: 3-5-12 Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 8 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Hours: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


#13. Bar Ginza Panorama

Bar Ginza Panorama is a cocktail bar in Dogenzaka, Shibuya. Here you’ll find a small scale model of the main Shibuya streets with a small train line that runs through it. Sip on cocktails while watching the miniature train ride the tracks around the bar. If you are huge train enthusiast, this is the bar for you!
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Bar Ginza Panorama

Address: Nono Building 3F, 1-17-12, Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 8 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Phone: 03-3289-8700

Website: Bar Ginza Panorama


#14. Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya

The Cosmo Planetarium opened in 2010 and has been extremely popular because of its striking and beautiful images created using a state-of-the-art projection system. The astronomical body projector is a Gemini Star III made by Konica Minolta Planetarium. This planetarium is supported by the Tokyu Corporation. If you are a space lover and want to experience one of the best planetariums around be sure to check out Cosmo Planetarium in Sakuragaoka.
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Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya

Address: 23-21 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Shibuya station

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Tuesday to Friday)
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Weekends and Holidays)

Phone: 03-3464-2131


#15. Nagi Shokudo

Nagi Shokudo is a vegetarian restaurant with a overarching concept; clean, simple, and fresh food. There are vegan options available as well, if you aren’t the typical vegetarian. Shibuya has plenty of options if your lifestyle doesn’t fit the average consumer, so this might be a great place for you. This restaurant has everything from falafel and salads to curry.
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Nagi Shokudo

Address: 15-10 Uguisudanicho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 9 minute walk from Shibuya Station

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 050-1043-7751

Website: Nagi Shokudo (Japanese)


#16. Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is a beautiful and expansive park located in the middle of Shibuy, Yoyogi and Harajuku. This park runs seasonal events and is one of the most popular places to visit in Tokyo. If you have a chance to visit during the Cherry Blossom season you are in for a treat as the entire park is filled with people enjoying the view and having picnics with their friends and family. The park is a short walk from Shibuya Station and you’ll be able to pass through the park to reach places like Harajuku to do some shopping.
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Yoyogi Park

Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 15 minute walk from Shibuya Station

Hours: 24 Hours

Phone: 03-3469-6081

Website: Yoyogi Park (Japanese)

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