Shibuya's top commercial district right near the Shibuya scramble crossing. Has a wide variety of shops including restaurants and karaoke stores.
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.