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

  • A lively city where the youth hang out!
  • Various international stores are lined up!
  • Urban development projects are in progress in Shibuya!

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 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.

The statue of Hachiko, the famous dog born in Japan

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!

Shibuya is about here!

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!

Street filled with many stores, restaurants, and people

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!

The first exciting shopping center for young people!

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.

Shibuya Scramble Square is a new landmark of Shibuya. The building is directly connected to the JR Shibuya station and Shibuya Stream building. About 215 store and restaurants are lined up from the 2nd basement floor to the 14th floor. Various offices are located on the above floors. Most recommendable spot here is SHIBUYA SKY on the rooftop! Unbelievable Tokyo view is waiting you. It is JPY 1,800 per person to enter.
“Huge shopping complex opened in November, 2019!”
Hikarie is a big shopping complex with fashion, cosmetics stores, and nice restaurants from the 3rd basement floor to the 7th floor. It even has a big theater and an event hall on the 7th, 8th, and 9th floor. Offices are located above 11th floor. Hikarie is surely one of the landmarks in Shibuya. The 3rd basement floor is the gourmet floor like depachika in department stores. Japanese dishes and sweets are displayed beautifully. Visit here and get delicious meals…!
“Enjoy modern shopping stores and restaurants here!”
Shibuya Stream is a big complex directly connected to JR Shibuya station and Shibuya Scramble Square building. About 30 restaurants/cafe are lined up from the 1st to the 3rd floor. Those restaurants are famous for their high quality dishes from around the world! You can enjoy nice international dishes here. It also has an activity court and big event halls. Shibuya Stream Hotel is located from the 9th to the 13th floor and various offices are located on the above floors.
“Large complex opened in September, 2018!”

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!

Takeshita street is the most famous shopping street in Harajuku. The street is always crowded with many young people and Kawaii culture expanded to the world from here. Kawaii is roughly translated ‘cuteness’ and I’m sure you will hear this word a lot in Japan. Many stores for the young are lined up so you can get trendy accessories, clothes, or knick-knacks at a good price. The street is also filled with photogenic dishes, sweets, and graffitis.
“Kawaii culture was born here. Many pop stores and restaurants are lined up”
Cat Street is a very famous 1 kilometer long shopping arcade located between Harajuku and Shibuya. As the location tells, it is the most fashionable street in Tokyo! Cat Street has various fashion stores from high brand shops, select shops, unique stores to vintage shops. You can just enjoy walking around this photogenic street.
“Shopping arcade located between Harajuku and Shibuya!”
A very famous shrine in Tokyo. Once you step in Meiji Jingu Shrine, you can’t believe you’re in crowded town, Harajuku. Spiritual atmosphere makes you feel refreshed. Kiyomasa no Ido (Kiyomasa’s well) is also famous here. It is the well of spring water which is rare in Tokyo.
“One of the prestigious shrines in Japan”

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.

Omotesando Street with rows of gingko trees is one of the best shopping streets in Tokyo. Luxury brand stores are beautifully lined up in the main street. The street would be filled with red/golden autumn leaves in fall and Christmas lights in winter. Unique vintage stores and boutique restaurants are located in the small streets around the main street. You can also feel the sophisticated beauty of the town by just walking around!
“One of the most fashionable shopping streets in Tokyo!”
Omotesando Hills is Omotesando’s landmark since its opening in 2006. It is a shopping complex with about 100 stores of fashion, jewelry watch, beauty, lifestyle, and restaurants. It also has 4 art galleries to appreciate artworks. Omotesando Hills is also popular for its beautiful designed architecture which was designed by Tadao Ando, the famous Japanese architect.
“The landmark of Omotesando!”