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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Spots in Shibuya! (February 2020 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: Most Popular Spots in Shibuya! (February 2020 Ranking)

Date published: 2 March 2020

These are the top recommendations for Shibuya, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, TOKYU DEPARTMENT STORE, Hachiko Statue, Sports Shop GALLERY 2 Shibuya and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Shibuya!

1.TOKYU DEPARTMENT STORE

1.TOKYU DEPARTMENT STORE

Tokyu Department Store Shibuya Station TOYOKO is next to Shibuya Station, where eight train lines including the JR make a stop. The so-called ”terminal department store” is located in one of the busiest shopping areas in Japan. TOKYU FOOD SHOW on the B1 floor is a very popular food-theme park. In the TOYOKO Norengai, many long-established stores have opened their own branches to promote traditional Japanese tastes, handmade foods and new concepts. The department store meanwhile sells branded fashion items, gadgets and cosmetics mainly in SHUBUYA Scramble I.II at the Shibuya Scramble Crossing. This is a future-oriented department store that meets the needs of diverse age groups. Its duty-free and overseas shipping services (charged) and acceptance of credit cards and the China UnionPay card make it friendly for foreign visitors, too. Directly connected to JR Shibuya Station.

  • TOKYU DEPARTMENT STORE
    TOKYU DEPARTMENT STORE
    東急百貨店東横店
    • Address 2-24-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8319
    • 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)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3477-3111

2.Hachiko Statue

2.Hachiko Statue

The bronze statue of Chuken Hachiko is in the square of Shibuya station, and is a popular meeting place. The model of this statue was an Akita dog Hachi, who was a pet of Hidesaburo Ueno, a professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Tokyo. Being brought up with a lot of love to become a faithful dog, it was Hachi's daily routine to greet the professor. When the professor suddenly passed away in 1925, Hachi continued to wait for his deceased master at Shibuya Station for 10 years. In 1934, a fine bronze statue of 162 centimeters on a 180 centimeter plinth was built by the donations of people who were moved by Hachi's faithful actions. At the unveiling ceremony, around 300 people gathered including the professor's wife and representatives from various quarters, and it is said that Hachi was also watching with the stationmaster of Shibuya Station. It was once taken away during World War II, but it was reinstalled in 1948, which is the statue that stands today.

  • Hachiko Statue
    • Address 2-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
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    • 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

3.Sports Shop GALLERY 2 Shibuya

3.Sports Shop GALLERY 2 Shibuya

We can support tax free!
1F: Futsal & Soccer Floor
Our spacious shop is lined with all the popular standard gear for futsal and soccer, plus new up-and-coming brands, collaboration items, original products, and more. Stop by this fun new football shop even if it's just to browse.
We stock a wide lineup of products from junior equipment to pro-level gear, and serious players will not be disappointed as we also have running shoes for club training, a team order counter, and more!
2F: Basketball Floor
Our 430-sqm basketball store has been visited by Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Allen Iverson!
We stock Nike, Jordan and Asics, and limited products as well. We aim to be a basketball theme park! We hope you'll stop by for some fun!

4.Shibuya Center Street

4.Shibuya Center Street

A commercial district just across the Shibuya scramble crossing full of people, especially youngsters. In the 1950's, after improvement works were done on the Udagawa River, which frequently caused flood damage in this area, more and more young people began to visit the town. Many restaurants have opened since then, and it has gained the status of a commercial district at the same level as that of Shinjuku. Since then, improvements, such as the construction of an arch, installation of street lamps and street coating, have been made and it has developed into an area people can safely enjoy themselves in. Efforts to make the area comfortable to visit continue today with the organization of various events, crime prevention, and beautification activities. It is extremely popular, especially among the young, with approximately 50,000 visitors on a weekday and about 70,000 on weekends and holidays. There is a wide variety of shops including retail stores, restaurants, game arcades and karaoke stores. It is a 3-minute walk from Shibuya Station on the JR Yamanote Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza and Hanzomon Lines, Keio Inokashira Line, and Tokyu Toyoko and Denenchofu Lines.

  • Shibuya Center Street
    • 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 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

5.seibu shibuya

5.seibu shibuya

Provides goods ranging from fashion to art on the theme of “Art meets life – making living more creative.” Shoppers are welcomed by an entrance featuring an illuminated ‘art gate’ by globally renowned designer Carsten Nicolai. Inside you can find a wide range of items, including cosmetics from about 30 popular brands such as POLA, Clé de Peau Beauté, and Albion; luxury products from brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel; and designer goods from brands such as Comme des Garçons, and Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto. There is also a selection of restaurants offering signature Japanese dishes, such as sushi, tempura, and udon noodles.

※Alipay, wechatpay came to be available in SEIBU SHIBUYA. There is sales floor of some exclusion, too.

  • seibu shibuya
    Events
    • Address 21-1, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8330
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    • 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

6.The Nonbei Yokocho

6.The Nonbei Yokocho

Just minutes from the Shibuya scramble crossing is Nonbei Yokocho (Drinkers Alley), where you can enjoy, Showa Retro, the classic style that brings back memories of the 60's and 70's. Once you step into the alley you will be welcomed by a big ”Nonbei Yokocho” sign and red paper lanterns. With about 40 charming izakayas, you will feel as if you have travelled back in time. Many of the shops are brimming with individuality, such as the popular yakitori (skewered chicken) bars, oden (Japanese stew) bars and chic shot bars. In recent years it has become popular among a wide range of people, including women and youngsters, as a place that retains its nostalgic atmosphere yet offers reasonable prices to stop by casually amidst the redevelopments of Shibuya. It is a short walk from the Hachiko exit of JR Shibuya station and a three-minutes walk from Shibuya station on the subways.

  • The Nonbei Yokocho
    • Address 1-25-9, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002
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    • 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)
      1 minute on foot

7.Spain-Zaka

7.Spain-Zaka

Spainzaka or the Spanish Slope is a street that runs from the back of the Shibuya PARCO Part I building to Inogashira Street. It is just short of 100 meters in length. The street was given its name in 1975 by Yasuo Uchida, the owner of the Café Arabica, who was asked by PARCO to name the street. Uchida was so fascinated by the Spanish scenery he saw in photographs that it motivated him to decorate his own café with Spanish-style interiors. He did not hesitate at all when naming the street. After the street had been named, the residents of the area all cooperated to remodel the buildings into a Southern-European style. More than 30 stores, including restaurants, cafes, clothing shops, and sundry shops, line the street. The TOKYO FM Spainzaka Studio is located in PARCO Part I. The studio hosts live broadcasts on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. A swarm of fans can be seen standing outside whenever a celebrity guest star pays a visit to the studio. It is a five-minute walk from the Hachiko Exit of the JR Shibuya Station.

  • Spain-Zaka
    • Address Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
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    • 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)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3463-1211

8.Tokyu Department Store Hon-ten

8.Tokyu Department Store Hon-ten

This magnificent eight-story building belongs to Tokyu Department Store Shibuya Honten. Among thousands of stores in Shibuya, this one offers sophisticated, high-quality products and a relaxing shopping atmosphere. A wide variety of food is available on the B1 Grocery floor, and many shoppers go there on a daily basis. There are duty free and overseas shipping service counters for foreign visitors and a cloak room on the same floor. On the 8th floor, the gallery of world-renowned artist Shiko Munakata, an Order of Culture recipient, is open to the public. A walkway connects the department store to the adjacent Bunkamura cultural-arts complex and its cinema and theatre facilities. An eight-minute walk from Shibuya Station on the JR Yamanote, Subway Ginza and Hanzomon Lines. Free shuttle bus service from Shibuya Station/Toyoko branch stops every 12-15 minutes.

  • Tokyu Department Store Hon-ten
    Goods
    • Address 2-24-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
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    • 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.SHIBUYA109

9.SHIBUYA109

Starting off in 1979 as ”Fashion Community 109”, Shibuya 109 is located where Shibuya's Bunkamura-dori and Dogenzaka come together, the site of the old Koibumi-yokocho shoppers' alleyway. With two floors below ground and eight above, it boasts 120 shops geared toward teenage girls and women in their twenties. Standing at the cutting edge of Japan's trends, this department store is the very symbol of Shibuya.
Overflowing day and night with the vibrant energy of young shoppers, the internationally-famed 109 is visited by many celebrities from both Japan and overseas.

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

10.e-earphone Shibuya Tsutaya Store

10.e-earphone Shibuya Tsutaya Store

Try out the latest in earphone and headphone technology in Shibuya!
You’ll find us on the 3rd floor of Shibuya Tsutaya, with earphones and headphones from all over the world in stock, such as Beats, Bose, Sony, and more!

Row after row of earphones and headphones are available for customers to try as they please.

Not sure what you want? Our highly-knowledgeable staff is there to help with any questions or issues you may have. First-time customers are welcome!

Due to our remarkable lineup and impressive customer service, well-known musicians from around the world will often drop by!

Need earphones or headphones? e-earphone has got you covered!

[Retail Stores]
- Kanto: Akihabara Store, Custom IEM Specialty Shop, Shibuya Tsutaya Shop
- Chubu: Nagoya Osu Store
- Kansai: Osaka Nihonbashi Main Store, Umeda EST Store

We accept credit cards and Ginren cards! Duty-free shopping available!

  • e-earphone Shibuya Tsutaya Store
    e-earphone Shibuya Tsutaya Store
    e イヤホン SHIBUYA TSUTAYA店
    • Address SHIBUYA TSUTAYA 3F, 21-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042
    • 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)
      2 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5784-3652
*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.

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