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How to go around Shibuya and Harajuku for the first time!

How to go around Shibuya and Harajuku for the first time!

Update: 4 November 2016

Shibuya and Harajuku, where the young converge. The streets that constantly give rise to new trends are a must-see if you want to experience young Japanese culture. There is an abundance of shops that sell clothes and other items, so shopping is the way to discover these towns.

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    A street where you can experience Shibuya culture.
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    Shopping in the stylish backstreets!
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    Sophisticated boutiques surrounded by greenery with carefully selected items.
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    A must-see if you are in Harajuku!
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    A trendy space in Ura-Harajuku.
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    When you want to purchase Japanese crafts in Shibuya.
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A street where you can experience Shibuya culture

A street where you can experience Shibuya culture

One of Shibuya's main streets, Center Gai, is just across the scramble crossing from Shibuya Station. It is always crowded with people, especially the young, and is lined with restaurants, fast-food chains, record stores and shops selling a variety of different items. It is one of the streets supporting young Japanese culture.

  • Shibuya Center-Gai
    • Address New Shibuya corporate house 311 (the Shibuya center mall promotion association secretariat), 12-3, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
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    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line / Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line / Keio Inokashira Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3461-3314
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Shopping in the stylish backstreets!

Shopping in the stylish backstreets!

Spain-zaka (Spanish Hill) is a narrow sloping street connecting Center Gai to Parco Part-1, a shopping building. Shops selling miscellaneous goods and clothing and restaurants line the street with a back-alley feel. It is a street where you can experience the now of Shibuya, with many small shops carrying trendy items such as smartphone covers and e-cigarettes.

  • Spain-Zaka
    • Address Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
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    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Tokyu Toyoko Line / Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line / Keio Inokashira Line)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3463-1211
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Sophisticated boutiques surrounded by greenery with carefully selected items

Sophisticated boutiques surrounded by greenery with carefully selected items

The Jinnan area, which is about 10 minutes on foot from Shibuya Station, has many fashionable shops for young people. DAILYSHOP, a calm shop surrounded by greenery, is particularly popular. It sells basic but trendy items for men and women in their 20s and 30s. It focuses on elegant clothes for everyday use and carries a wide selection of items such as vintage small fashion items and accessories.

  • Daily Shop
    Daily Shop
    • Address 1F, T-HOUSE, 1-2-5, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0041, Japan
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A must-see if you are in Harajuku!

A must-see if you are in Harajuku!

The entrance to Takeshita Street is right outside Harajuku Station's Takeshitaguchi exit . Right in front of your eyes are shops selling miscellaneous goods and accessories and fast food restaurants lining the street. Sprinkled among them are stores selling items for the unique fashion called Harajuku style. Some of the customers, most of whom are teenagers, are dressed in their unique, individual style.

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A trendy space in Ura-Harajuku

A trendy space in Ura-Harajuku

VACANT, which is nestled in Ura-Harajuku, has shops selling a variety of items and a coffee stand on the 1st floor and a free space that holds events such as art exhibitions, live performances and plays on the 2nd floor. It also has an abundance of flyers for art-related events so why not drop in to get information on Tokyo's cultural events?

  • Vacant
    Vacant
    • Address 3-20-13, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan
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When you want to purchase Japanese crafts in Shibuya

When you want to purchase Japanese crafts in Shibuya

Finally, here is a place to drop in for Japanese souvenirs in Shibuya. Wa-zakka Shibuya Maruara Watanabe, where you can purchase traditional Japanese items. The shop carries many items such as geta which are Japanese-style sandals, and yukata, which is a kimono for the summer. All items are carefully selected by the shop owners for their Japanese-style charm.

  • Maruara Watanabe
    和雑貨 渋谷丸荒渡辺渋谷本店
    • Address 16-8, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042, Japan
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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