Shibuya Guide

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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.

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Events in Shibuya

  • Fiesta de España 2015

    The  Fiesta de España is a two day event at the Events Square at Yoyogi Park. The fiesta will feature more than 35 food and drink booths as well as lectures and entertainment. Talks include seminars on sherry and wine […]

  • Thai National Day Festival

    In case the main Thai Festival in April and the Asean Festival aren’t enough for your outdoor fix of Thai food and culture,  BMI (yep the record company) have organised a festival to celebrate the Thai National Day – also the […]

  • World Christmas Festival 2015

    Sample some festively themed world music and food on the last weekend before Christmas at Yoyogi park. The event runs from 10am to 7pm and is set in the ‘Keyaki Namiki’ zelkova tree avenue between Shibuya and the main part […]

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