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.