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 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".
"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.
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?
スターバックス コーヒー SHIBUYA TSUTAYA店
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.