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

List of places in Shibuya


Articles about Shibuya

  • November 1st, 2014
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    Shibuya Halloween 2014 Report

    Shibuya Hallowen 2014 – it was bonkers here last night, and that’s putting it lightly! At the start of the evening it was already pretty crowded with costumed punters arriving from every direction. Soon scores of police joined descended on […]

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

    It may seem like Shibuya only loves you for your money, with shiny shops and enticing restaurants beckoning from every nook and cranny. But it is possible to be in ‘Buya without blowing big bucks! Here are some ideas for […]


Events in Shibuya

  • The Okinawa Festival

    The Okinawa Festival showcases the food, culture, music and crafts of Japan’s southernmost prefecture.  Enjoy an Orion beer while watching performances from Okinawan artists and comedians. There will also be performances of Eisa – Okinawa’s unique style of traditional [...]

  • Thai Festival 2015

    Tokyo’s Thai Festival is one of the largest and most anticipated ethnic festivals to be held in Yoyogi Park each Spring. This year’s event is expected to feature up to 100 booths selling Thai delicacies, fruit smoothies and alcoholic beverages. [...]

  • Laos Festival 2015

    Celebrating 60 years of diplomatic exchange between Japan and the kingdom of Laos, the 5th Laos Festival is the one of the first of the succession of ethnic festivals that runs here until the end of November. Last year, an [...]

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