Shibuya Guide

Shibuya is one of the maddest, most chaotic, high energy and fun districts in Tokyo. Just ‘being’ in Shibuya is an experience – even for Tokyo residents. Shibuya is a photographer’s paradise and has an amazing concentration of cheap food and drink places. Comic/internet cafes are also thick on the ground, offering a low cost accommodation option.

Highlights are hard to pin down but the ‘scramble crossing’ is one of the absolute must sees of Tokyo. Other things worth checking out are the ultra-hip shops and customers of the Shibuya 109 Department Store just up the hill a little from the scramble crossing. In terms of stuff you can realistically buy, Tokyu Hands is a huge and interesting variety store spread over about 20 split levels.

Another must see late each evening is the Love Hotel Hill district located in the block behind 109 as you head further up the hill.

Image credit: Loïc Lagarde used under CC license

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Articles about Shibuya

  • November 1st, 2014
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    Shibuya Halloween 2014 Report

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  • September 8th, 2014
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    10 Free Things to do in Shibuya

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Events in Shibuya

  • Shibuya Nebuta Festival

    The real Nebuta happens in Aomori at the start of August. Shibuya Nebuta is on a much smaller scale with just a few of the floats from the Aomori event paraded (much more sedately than they are in Aomori) along [...]

  • Philippine Festival 2015

    This festival promises to be Japan’s biggest Philippines’ event of the year. Taking place in Ueno Park, the Philippines Embassy supported festival will feature domestic entertainers as well as those flown in from the Philippines. A special guest for this [...]

  • Indonesia Japan Friendship Festival 2015

    On both Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of October from 10am until 7pm at the Yoyogi Park Events Square, you’ll find the officially named Japanese-Indonesian Indonesian Friendship Festival 2015.   As is usual for these festivals there’ll be a [...]

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