HOME Tokyo and Surroundings Tokyo Shibuya Top 20 Best Sightseeing & Shopping Spots in Shibuya
Top 20 Best Sightseeing & Shopping Spots in Shibuya

Top 20 Best Sightseeing & Shopping Spots in Shibuya

Date published: 27 August 2020
Last updated: 16 October 2020

Shibuya is famous for many things: fashion, food, sightseeing, and it's also one of the hubs of Japanese youth culture. Currently, the area is undergoing major redevelopment, which means new spots are opening one after the other.

Today, we'll dive into 20 spots recommended by the editorial department, carefully selected from the many popular shopping centers and sightseeing gems scattered around Shibuya. Enjoy going on a buying spree in the new and improved Shibuya, while you explore classic and new attractions, as well as timely popular stores and new ones.

*Due to restrictions related to COVID-19 hours may change
Please wear a mask when you are outside, and keep a safe distance from people around you, whenever possible.
main image:Lifestyle Travel Photo / Shutterstock.com

1. "Hachiko, the loyal dog," a popular meeting spot

1. "Hachiko, the loyal dog," a popular meeting spot

Hachiko and his owner were inseparable. After the man passed away, Hachiko is said to have patiently waited for his owner for 10 years, in the spot in front of the station where his owner used to take the train. In 1934, the Hachiko Memorial Statue was built, and it's since been a popular meeting spot. If you go to Shibuya, that is a spot you'll want to visit at least once.

  • Hachiko Statue
    • Address 2-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
      View Map
    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / 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)
    • Phone Number 03-3462-8311

2. Shibuya Center Gai, a popular shopping area

2. Shibuya Center Gai, a popular shopping area
Takamex / Shutterstock.com

Center Gai is one of the most popular areas of Shibuya, just around the famous Shibuya Scramble crossing. Here, you will find a variety of popular stores and shopping centers, as well as restaurants, karaoke bars, and game centers.

  • Shibuya Center Street
    • Address New Shibuya corporate house 311 (the Shibuya center mall promotion association secretariat), 12-3, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
      View Map
    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / 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

3. MAGNET by SHIBUYA 109, a rooftop panoramic view of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

3. MAGNET by SHIBUYA 109, a rooftop panoramic view of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

This is a fashion building in front of the Shibuya crossing. Formally 109 MEN's, it went through a large-scale renovation. Besides enjoying shopping and great food, you can also admire a fantastic aerial view of Shibuya from the rooftop of the building.

  • MAGNET by SHIBUYA109
    MAGNET by SHIBUYA109
    • Address 東京都渋谷区神南1-23-10

4. A new landmark, 47 stories high! Shibuya Scramble Square rooftop observation deck

4. A new landmark, 47 stories high! Shibuya Scramble Square rooftop observation deck
(Photo courtesy of Shibuya Station Block Joint Buildings Operator)

Opened in November 2019, Shibuya Scramble Square is a large complex directly connected to Shibuya Station. About 230 meters tall, it stretches for 47 stories above Shibuya. There is a commercial section with stores and restaurants, and an observation facility called SHIBUYA SKY, with a rooftop deck of about 2,500 square meters.

  • Shibuya Scramble Square
    渋谷スクランブルスクエア
    • Address 2-24-12 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station Directly connected to JR Shibuya Station

5. Shibuya PARCO, reborn with renovations

5. Shibuya PARCO, reborn with renovations

Shibuya PARCO was reopened in November 2019. This is the flagship store of the fashion shopping center PARCO. Not only will you find exclusive Japanese brands of clothing, but also stores like NINTENDO Tokyo, where you can immerse yourself in otaku culture and great restaurants.

  • Shibuya PARCO
    渋谷PARCO
    • Address 15-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station 5 minutes walking from JR Shibuya Station
    • Phone Number 03-3464-5111
    • Open: 10am-9pm (Shopping), 11am-11:30pm (Food and drinks)

6. Many stores targeting "adults with a sophisticated urban sensitivity" at Tokyu Plaza Shibuya

6. Many stores targeting "adults with a sophisticated urban sensitivity" at Tokyu Plaza Shibuya

Tokyu Plaza Shibuya reopened December 2019. In Shibuya, where mostly young people gather, this store targets "mature adults." You can even find a "Digital Hachiko" on the first floor.

  • Tokyu Plaza Shibuya
    東急プラザ渋谷(渋谷フクラス内)
    • Address 1-2-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station 1 minute walking from the west exit on the south side of Shibuya station on the JR line

7. Free Tours with Tourist Information Center, Shibuya-san

7. Free Tours with Tourist Information Center, Shibuya-san

On the first floor of Tokyu Plaza Shibuya, you will find Shibuya-san. Here, foreign and Japanese staff are ready to guide you through a free tour of Shibuya and its many known and hidden spots. (The tours may be canceled due to COVID-19. Please check the official website for up-to-date information.)

  • Shibuya-san Tourist Information & Art Center
    shibuya-san(シブヤサン)tourist information & art center
    • Address 1-2-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Shibuya Fukurasu 1F
    • Nearest Station 1 minute walking from Shibuya Station on JR, Tokyu, Tokyo Metro, and Keio Inokashira lines

8. The Mecca of high-end products, Tokyu Department Store Shibuya

8. The Mecca of high-end products, Tokyu Department Store Shibuya

The Tokyu Department Store Main Store is located 7 minutes walking from Shibuya Station on every line. Adjacent to the cultural complex Bunkamura, this center has made a name for itself thanks to its incredible selection of high-end products.

  • Tokyu Department Store Hon-ten
    Goods
    • Address 2-24-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
      View Map
    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / 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)
      7 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3477-3111

9. Seibu Shibuya, a long-established department store near the Scramble

9. Seibu Shibuya, a long-established department store near the Scramble

This is a department store full of shops selling designer brands, including 30 popular cosmetic brands. On the restaurant floor, you can eat Japanese food like sushi, tempura, and udon.

  • seibu shibuya
    Events
    • Address 21-1, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8330
      View Map
    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / 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)
    • Phone Number 03-3462-0111

10. A wide range of medicines, daily necessities, and home appliances at BicCamera Shibuya East Store

10. A wide range of medicines, daily necessities, and home appliances at BicCamera Shibuya East Store

BicCamera Shibuya East Store is a 1-minute walk from Shibuya Station. It's a huge store spread over two buildings. The main building sells medicines, daily necessities, cameras, beauty appliances, toys, and more. The annex building sells cellphones, personal computers, and sports equipment.

  • BicCamera Shibuya East Store
    ビックカメラ渋谷東口店
    • Address 1-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station JR Shibuya Station Miyamasuzaka Exit, B2 Exit

11. Shibuya Loft, filled with fun miscellaneous goods and daily necessities

11. Shibuya Loft, filled with fun miscellaneous goods and daily necessities

Shibuya Loft is a shop that caters to a variety of customers with its large selection of miscellaneous goods, and items for many needs. The store stretches 7 floors, filled with designer products and seasonal items, and travel goods.

  • Shibuya Loft
    渋谷ロフト
    • Address 21-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station 3 minutes walking from Exit 3 of Shibuya Station on the Ginza Line, Fukutoshin Line, Hanzomon Line, Tokyu Denentoshi Line. 5 minutes walking from Hachiko Exit on JR Shibuya Station.

12. EkiChika's popular drug store, Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shibuya Part 1

12. EkiChika's popular drug store, Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shibuya Part 1
Takamex / Shutterstock.com

If you are looking for medicine, drinks, small daily necessities, go to the drug store Matsumoto Kiyoshi. They carry a large lineup of high-quality, easy to use, and useful products.

  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shibuya Part 1
    薬 マツモトキヨシ 渋谷Part1店
    • Address 22-3 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Phone Number 03-3463-1130

13. Tokyu Hands Shibuya, where you can find a huge number of items for your daily wants and needs

13. Tokyu Hands Shibuya, where you can find a huge number of items for your daily wants and needs

Tokyu Hands handles a considerable number of items such as stationery, daily necessities, and other miscellaneous goods. The stationery section carries many things typical of Japan, and the disaster-prevention area has a lineup of items that can only be obtained in Japan.

  • Tokyu Hands - Shibuya
    • Address 12-18, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
      View Map
    • Nearest Station Shibuya Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / 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)
      7 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5489-5111

14. Directly connected to Shibuya is the hub of subcultures, Village Vanguard Shibuya Main Store

14. Directly connected to Shibuya is the hub of subcultures, Village Vanguard Shibuya Main Store

Village Vanguard is a popular variety shop literally filled with items from the ceiling to the floor. The B1 floor is apparel, general merchandise, food, character goods, and more. The B2 floor sells books and sub-culture items related to idols and anime.

  • Village Vanguard
    Village Vanguard(ヴィレッジヴァンガード)
    • Address 23-3 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Shibuya Daiichi Kogin Joint Building B1F/2F
    • Phone Number 03-6416-5641

15. IKEA Shibuya, scheduled to open in the winter of 2020!

15. IKEA Shibuya, scheduled to open in the winter of 2020!

Following IKEA Harajuku, IKEA Shibuya is scheduled to open in winter 2020. The store will open on the site of what used to be Forever 21, which has withdrawn from the Japanese Market. The store will be in the Takagi Building, from the 1st floor to the 7th. The total area will be around 4,800 square meters, about twice the size of IKEA Harajuku.

  • IKEA Shibuya
    IKEA渋谷
    • Address 24-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Takagi Building, floors 1-7
    • Nearest Station 5 minutes walking from JR Shibuya Station; 11 minutes walking from Shinsen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line.

16. MIYASHITA PARK, a new facility created around the charm of Miyashita Park

16. MIYASHITA PARK, a new facility created around the charm of Miyashita Park

Miyashita Park was reopened in August 2020 in Shibuya Ward Miyashita Park. This is a low-rise complex with shopping and entertainment, gourmet food, and a hotel space of about 330 meters in length. While inheriting the charms and outdoorsy spirit of Miyashita Park, it is a safe and comfortable facility with cutting-edge anti-seismic measures.

  • MIYASHITA PARK
    MIYASHITA PARK
    • Address 6-20 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station 3 minutes walking from JR Shibuya Station
    • Parking lot: 375 cars (97 cars in the South Block, 278 cars in the North Block)
      Please check the homepage of each facility for up-to-date information

17. Skeleton Transparent Toilets, the newly installed public toilets in Shibuya

17. Skeleton Transparent Toilets, the newly installed public toilets in Shibuya

These toilets are made by the Nippon Foundation with the cooperation of the Shibuya Ward. They are designed for everyone to use them comfortably, regardless of gender, age, or disability. Aiming at a "society that accepts diversity," toilets designed by world-class designers and architects are scheduled to be installed in 17 locations in the Shibuya Ward by the summer of 2021.

18. Cat Café MoCHA: enjoy a luxurious space and spend time with cats

18. Cat Café MoCHA: enjoy a luxurious space and spend time with cats

As soon as you enter the store, friendly cats will welcome you! MoCHA is a popular cat café that appeared on TV and magazines. Immersed in beautiful, stylish interiors, patrons can enjoy their time and relax with cats. The store is a cat-friendly space, designed for cats to enjoyably roam the premises.

  • Cat Café MoCHA Shibuya Center-Gai Store
    猫カフェ MOCHA (モカ)渋谷センター街店
    • Address Asorti Shibuya 8F 32-12 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

19. Shibuya City Botanical Garden FUREAI, the smallest botanical garden in Japan

19. Shibuya City Botanical Garden FUREAI, the smallest botanical garden in Japan

Shibuya City Botanical Garden FUREAI is an urban oasis you can access for only 100 yen. Here, you can see about 500 different kinds of plants throughout the year, including tropical plants, succulents, and carnivorous plants.

20. WOMB, the popular club in Shibuya where the most popular DJs play.

20. WOMB, the popular club in Shibuya where the most popular DJs play.

If you ask foreigners living in Japan what the best clubs in Shibuya are, WOMB will definitely be on the list. This club has gained popularity overseas because many of the top artists in the scene have played there. It's also where major Japanese DJs play, such as Yasutaka Nakata, producer of the international band Perfume. If you want to experience a Japanese club, this should be at the top of your list.

  • WOMB
    WOMB
    • Address 2-16 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Nearest Station 9 minutes walking from JR Shibuya Station, towards Dogenzaka

There are many things to do and to see in Shibuya, beyond what we saw today in this article. Always keep an eye on the ever-evolving Shibuya!

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

Share this article.

Search