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10 steps to becoming an expert on Shibuya and Harajuku

10 steps to becoming an expert on Shibuya and Harajuku

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Shibuya and Harajuku are known as towns for the youths. However, they also have many entertainment spots for adults, such as the Omotesando shopping area and numerous clubs in Shibuya! Let's go around 10 spots and enjoy the attractions in Shibuya and Harajuku!

The heart of youth culture in Shibuya

The heart of youth culture in Shibuya

Center Street, is the name of the street at the end of the scramble crossing in front of Shibuya Station. It is a downtown crowded with young people, including high school students. There are various shops such as restaurants, drug stores, shops selling sneakers are records, which are visited by many. It is an area in Shibuya where you can see many foreigners.

  • 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

Experience girl's culture at 109

Experience girl's culture at 109

"SHIBUYA 109" is a shopping spot representative of Shibuya, with many shops selling girls' fashion items at reasonable prices. It is also the birthplace of the fashion styled called "109 style". Many people are familiar with it, naming it "marukyu".

  • SHIBUYA109
    • Address 2-29-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
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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)
      0 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3477-5111

To the more refined shopping area

To the more refined shopping area

"Jinnan area", where there are more select shops, gives off an atmosphere less suitable for young people. It is lined with stylish shops that can satisfy adults. From street style fashion to the basics, you can find a large range of items here, so you take your time shopping here.

  • Jinnan Area
    神南エリア
    • Address Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0041, Japan

Small break at Starbucks in front of the station

Small break at Starbucks in front of the station

The Starbucks located in the "SHIBUYA TSUTAYA" in front of Shibuya Station is also a standard meeting place. The first floor and a corner of the second floor belong to Starbucks, and you can overlook the scramble crossing from the window seats of the second floor. How about sitting on a special seat by the window and watching the flow of people walking across the scramble crossing?

  • Starbucks Coffee
    スターバックス コーヒー SHIBUYA TSUTAYA店
    • Address 1〜2F, QFRONT, 21-6, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042, Japan

Let's eat crepes at Takeshita Street

Let's eat crepes at Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street is a popular shopping spot for young people. You can enjoy shopping for fashion items and miscellaneous goods at reasonable prices. The standard food of Takeshita Street that many eat as they walk is crepes. The old-established shop, "Marion Crepes" has a wide variety of crepes including both sweet and savory types.

  • Marion Crepes
    マリオンクレープ 原宿竹下通り店
    • Address 1-6-15 Zyunesu Bld.1F, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan

Trying the latest Apple products

Trying the latest Apple products

The glass-walled building close to Omotesando Station is "Apple Store Omotesando". It is known for its beautiful appearance that stands out among luxury brand shops in Omotesando. In addition to the latest mobile phones and computers that offered, you can try out the various Apple products. There are regular staff who will guide you politely, so you can shop with ease by asking them about the products you are curious about.

  • Apple Store
    アップルストア表参道
    • Address 4-2-13, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan

Watching a movie at Uplink

Watching a movie at Uplink

Uplink is a mini theater of movies that screens films selected with their own unique tastes. Edgy movies are screened regardless of whether they are Japanese or foreign films. In addition to movies, various events such as music shows, plays, dance or talk shows, and rakugo (Japanese storytelling) are held every day. A variety of books and goods about movies are sold in the market on the second floor. At the cafe restaurant on the first floor, you can have a relaxing time enjoying a meal or a cup of tea after watching a movie.

  • Uplink
    アップリンク
    • Address Totsune Bld.1F/2F, 37-18, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042, Japan

Walking around Maruyamacho

Walking around Maruyamacho

You will arrive at Maruyamacho, located in a corner after climbing up Dogenzaka. A number of clubs and live houses have been built here for young people. They are crowded with young people gathering for their favorite events at night. There are many small bars you can enter easily. It is the area where you can enjoy a night stroll.

  • Maruyamacho
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    • Address Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0044, Japan

Standard meeting spot: "Moyaizo"

Standard meeting spot: "Moyaizo"

"In front of Hachiko" is a standard meeting spot at Shibuya. "Moyaizo" is located in front of the west exit of Shibuya Station, the opposite side of Hachiko. This is also another standard meeting spot here. Since there are a lot of people in front of Hachiko, it is difficult to find the person you are meeting. There are fewer people around Moyaizo, so you can easily find them.

  • Moyai Statue
    • Address 1-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
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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)

Looking at Okamoto Taro's paintings

Looking at Okamoto Taro's paintings

In the middle of the walkway of Shibuya Station is "Asuno Shinwa (Myth of Tomorrow)", a wall painting produced by Okamoto Taro, an artist that represents Japan. Its motif is the tragedy of the atomic and hydrogen bombs. It is 30 meters wide, making it very impactful. Do check it out as it is free of charge.

  • Myth of Tomorrow
    • Address The catwalk between JR, Keio, 1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0031
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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)
      1 minute on foot
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