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  • Shibuya Hikarie
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2-21-1
    This is a multi-purpose high-rise building near Shibuya Station. Opened in 2012, a collection of approximately 200 shops, including fashion, household goods, and food stores catering to people of all ages, are assembled in the ShinQs shopping area. The building houses, in addition to cafes and restaurants, a musical theater, the Tokyu Theater Orb, and an event hall. The many upper level office floors are home to global businesses. It is one of Shibuya's landmark towers, attracting many visitors.
  • Orchard Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1
    This is a facility in “Bunkamura” in Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo, where mainly classical concerts such as opera and ballet performances, as well as popular concerts, are held. The hall is able to seat 2,150 people. It is the largest “shoe box type” hall in Japan with a high ceiling, providing rich and majestic acoustics. The buffet restaurant, where you can enjoy eating and chatting before and after the performance and during intermission can be used as a venue for parties.
  • Yoyogi National Gymnasium
    136 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 2-1-1
    This sports complex in the Jinnan district of Tokyo’s Shibuya City is comprised of two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, and an outdoor futsal court. It was constructed for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Both the First and Second Gymnasiums were designed by the representative Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, and have a suspension style roof design that is unusual even by global standards. In addition to hosting matches for volleyball, futsal, handball, and basketball, it is often used for events such as concerts and martial arts tournaments.

    This venue is still being used and has passed the test of time. The building still appears very modern and up to date which is a great tribute to the architect. We only visited from the outside a...

  • Omotesando Hills
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 4-12-10
    This mixed-use complex was built on the site of the former Dosokai Aoyama Apartments that were a landmark of Omotesando. With a prominent existence in Omotesando, a place where Japan’s cultural trends originate, the complex is known for its concentration of global brand shops and Japan main stores. The facility is full of shops handling refined urban products. The creative architecture designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando is a must-see.
  • Meijijingu Gaien, Ginko Trees
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 2
    Famous ginko trees which stretch from Aoyama-dori Street all the way to Meiji-jingu Gaien. This is a popular filming location for movies and TV dramas and Japan's No. 1 spot for viewing autumn leaves. 146 ginko trees form a beautiful yellow tunnel in the fall. There are more ginko trees at Aoyama, which is a great location for a fashionable metropolitan atmosphere. View the autumn leaves between November and December when the Meiji-jingu Gaien Icho Matsuri Ginko Festival is held every year and food stands line the streets.
  • LaForet HARAJUKU
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 1-11-6
    This fashion building with six floors above ground and two underground floors opened in 1978 at the intersection of Omotesando and Meiji-dori Avenue. LaForet has been an originator for leading Harajuku fashion, art and culture, with many shops inside ranging from trendy apparel shops to unique fashion brands, and has achieved landmark status in Harajuku. The sixth floor LaForet Museum Harajuku hosts exhibitions and concerts.
  • Shibuya109
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-29-1
    This mall filled with shops on the cutting edge of youth fashion located in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya City is popularly known as “Marukyu.” In addition to ladies fashion and cosmetic shops, here patrons can also find stores carrying unique items created in collaboration with famous young entertainers. Restaurants can be found on the seventh floor serving authentic Italian pasta and novel desserts. Known as a mecca for young people, this popular spot has come to be a symbol of Shibuya.
  • Tower Records Shibuya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-22-14
    This record store is considered one of the world’s largest music stores and is located in Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo. It is a large specialty shop with a variety of genre of CDs. Genres are divided into each floor such as J-pop, rock, and classical music, and the interior theme of each floor is different for each genre. Many events by artists and performers are held in the event space on the basement floor and the eighth floor as well as the floor with the grand piano. There is a café on the rooftop, and at night it is an adult space where you can enjoy music while drinking and smoking.
  • Shibuya Mark City
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 1-12-1
    This complex facility that is directly connected to Keio Inokashira Line's Shibuya Station is divided up in the East hotel tower and the West office tower. The commercial area from the first basement floor underground to the fourth floor above ground is filled with various stores including those offering trendy fashion or miscellaneous goods as well as restaurants. Since there is a highway bus and direct airport shuttle terminal on the fifth floor, this is also a popular spot for foreign tourists to enjoy meals. In the Toyoko Noren Gai (the Toyoko Noren Street) food area occupying the first basement floors visitors will find famous shops representing Tokyo and there is also a direct passageway to the food area inside the Tokyu Department Store's Toyoko branch.
  • Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 12-18
    In addition to DIY-related merchandise this large chain store carries interior goods and kitchen accessories as well as pet supplies. It offers an extensive line-up from standard items to cutting edge goods, and also carries a wide assortment of items that make for fashionable gifts. On the seventh floor is the popular self-service cafe, “Hands Cafe Shibuya.”
  • Bunkamura
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1Bunkamura1F
    A performing arts theater located inside the Bunkamura multipurpose commercial and cultural facility next to the Tokyu Department Store Shibuya Main Store in Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo. The compact theater is able to seat up to 747; its small confines engender intimate, atmospheric theater and concert performances which make the audience feel a part of the action. The theater is also known for Cocoon Kabuki, kabuki performances which incorporate modern production techniques.
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-14-82F
    A live music venue located in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya City, Tokyo, the name was changed from Shibuya O-EAST in December 2013. Able to accommodate 1,300 people, this large venue is divided into a standing floor and balcony area. In addition to live performances by rock bands, idol entertainers, and artists of all manner of genres, the facility also hosts small scale festival-style events.

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  • Tokyu Department Store Shibuya Main Store
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1
    The flagship store of the chain of department stores operated by the Tokyu Group. The store is located at the 2 Chome Dogenzaka intersection. A free shuttle bus operates between the Shibuya Main Store and the Tokyu Department Store Toyoko Store located next to Shibuya Station. The store's customers are primarily local residents living in the surrounding exclusive residential areas. Because of this, the store is characterized by a more subdued atmosphere compared with the hustle and bustle near Shibuya Station. Bunkamura, a museum and commercial facility, was built next door in 1989. Since that time, the Shibuya Main Store has functioned together with Bunkamura as a large-scale commercial complex and shopping facility.
  • Tokyu Theatre Orb
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2-21-1 Shibuya Hikarie 11F
    A performing arts theater inside the Shibuya Hikarie commercial complex in front of Shibuya Station in Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo. Focusing on musicals, the theater frequently hosts performances of musical programs invited from outside Japan. There's also a theater bar offering a sweeping view of the Shibuya nightscape in the evening.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Higashi 3-16-6
    This live music club which opened in 1994 in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district moved to the Higashi district of Tokyo's Shibuya City in 2004. The venue hosts live concerts for a variety of artists and bands regardless of musical genre, and is famous for its role in driving the Tokyo music scene. In addition to the main hall is a lounge space as well as a cafe and gallery, and it hosts events that go beyond the framework of music.
  • Takeshita Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 1
    Continuing from Harajuku Station to Meiji-dori Avenue it is a popular street to mainly young people. Talent shops, unique fashions and stores crowd the 350-meter street. It is a one minute walk from the nearest Harajuku station. It is a wonderful spot to have crepe in one hand and enjoy shopping.
  • Nezu Museum
    784 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 6-5-1
    This art museum located in Minami Aoyama opened in 1941 to conserve and exhibit the collection of Kaichiro Nezu, whose career included being president of Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. The collection of over 7,400 items (as of March 2016) is mostly comprised of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art, and encompasses many National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties, and important works of art. In addition to the galleries in the main building, visitors can also view the Japanese garden that includes a teahouse, a stone Buddhist image, and stone lanterns.

    We love art galleries but were disappointed in this one. The architecture is striking but the collection on display when we visited was minimal and esoteric, mainly ancient metal artefacts. But the...

  • Animate Shibuya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 31-2 Shibuya BEAM 3F
    This is Shibuya’s largest anime and comic specialty store, located in the “Shibuya Center Town” in Udagawa-cho, Shibuya City, Tokyo. In the large store, there are a variety of new comics and doujinshi books, CD/DVD, character goods. There are corners around the shop for popular pieces, and it is devised to be easy to find the desired item. There are also special corners for limited periods selling themed limited items and special distribution items.
  • NHK Studio Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 2-2-1
    An interactive tourism facility for NHK viewers located inside NHK Broadcasting Center in the Jinnan area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. The facility includes exhibits dedicated to NHK programming such as period dramas and nature shows; a corner where visitors can see how NHK Radio programs are recorded; and exhibits that let users experience what it is like to record a news program and an animation soundtrack. There’s also a children’s library section and Kids World dedicated to children’s shows, making NHK Studio Park a great place to bring the whole family.
  • Shibuya Marui
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-22-6
    A department store located just a four-minute walk from Shibuya Station’s Hachiko Exit. As befits Shibuya, an area which attracts large numbers of young people, Shibuya Marui hosts a variety of fashion and lifestyle good shops as well as restaurants aimed at people in their teens and 20s. Popular sweet and snack shops such as the first Butter Popcorn in Shibuya and Glabar, a granola specialty shop, can be found on the first floor. Numerous anime-related events are held in the facility and Shibuya Marui also houses shops dedicated to popular anime such as the One Piece Mugiwara Store, the largest official One Piece merchandise shop in the world.

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