This small Hachiko statue is the most popular meeting spot near Shibuya scramble crossing. Hachiko is the name of the actual dog in 1920s and famous for its loyalty to his owner. This Akita dog would go to Shibuya station everyday to wait for his owner coming back home from work. Even after the owner died, Hachiko still walked to Shibuya station everyday to wait his return for about 10 years.
Shibuya and Harajuku is where many teenagers gather and always want to visit. In this chaotic town, lots of trendy fashion stores, variety stores, and restaurants line up. Shibuya gets out of control when there are celebrations or events. On Halloween, New Year’s Eve, and when Japan’s national team winning sport games etc, men and women of all ages gather to Shibuya to celebrate. The town becomes literally chaotic that polices are dispatched often. Once you walk a little way, you’ll find a shrine and can feel the history of Shibuya.
Where is Shibuya/Harajuku
Shibuya is about these places!
Shibuya, the youth town, is always crowded with many people. Shibuya station is surrounded by popular tourist attractions including the Hachiko statue, Shibuya Scramble Crossing, and TSUTAYA, the huge CD shop. Don’t miss these highlights in Shibuya!
This crossing is surely the symbol of Shibuya. It is not just a crossing considering the number of people walking here! About 500,000 people walk this crossing in one day at maximum which tells that it is the largest and famous crossing in the world. About 3,000 people walk through at once so keep walking with your head up!
Starbucks Coffee Shibuya Tsutaya Store is very famous for its location. Here you could have a cup of coffee and a wonderful view of Shibuya scramble crossing from the 2nd floor. The store is always crowded and hard to find a seat especially in the afternoon and weekends.
From Shibuya station, walk through Shibuya Scramble crossing and you’ll easily find this Shibuya Center Street, a fashionable shopping arcade. Many stores, restaurants/cafes, and amusement arcades are lined up here. It is also possible to eat around by buying snacks at food stands. You’ll notice that youngsters never get bored here!
Shibuya 109 is a big shopping complex and has been one of the landmarks of Shibuya since 1979 when it was opened. From Shibuya scramble crossing, you can see its cylindrical building. About 35,000 people visit here for shopping in a day. We cannot talk about youth culture in Japan without here!
Big shopping complexes around Shibuya station!
Shibuya is surely the shopping heaven with lots of shopping complexes. Urban development projects are still in progress in 2020 and futuristic buildings with new shopping spots are built. This energetic city has been the epicenter of the youth fashion since 1980s.
Harajuku, the Mecca of Kawaii culture!
Harajuku located between Shinjuku and Shibuya, the 2 huge cities in Tokyo, is known as the center of youth culture in Japan. Harajuku Takeshita Dori Street in front of the Harajuku station is colorfully lined with fashion stores and food stands. The street is always crowded with many youngsters. Alternatively, Ura-Harajuku or Ura-Hara area, has unique stores and cafes with a relaxed atmosphere. Please enjoy its special culture in Harajuku!
Omotesando, one of the most fashionable towns in Tokyo!
Omotesando is within walking distance of Harajuku and Shibuya. As it has various fashion stores and cafes, Omotesando is always crowded with many people. The main street lined with Omotesando Hills, the shopping complex and high brand shops is a leading shopping street in Tokyo. You can also enjoy the backstreets filled with famous select shops and cafes. Omotesando and Roppongi are known as the luxurious cities in Tokyo.