Spots in Shibuya / Harajuku / Omotesando Area

  • Nezu Museum
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    4.5
    874 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.

    the garden outside is definitely the highlight here for me. but of course the museum is enjoyable and informative. nice location, central to Omotesando where you can have a bite at cicada too. the...

  • Shibuya Hikarie
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    4.0
    532 Reviews
    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.

    Cool place, on a high end side. Accross from new Shibuya Scramble Square. Few shops and restaurants. Right above the station

  • Shibuya109
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    4.0
    607 Reviews
    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.

    If you consider yourself to be a ONE PIECE fanatic, then Mugiwara Store is the store for you. It is not a difficult place to spot, where simply search for the place with the most amazing collection...

  • Omotesando Hills
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    4.0
    310 Reviews
    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.

    This is a hip area where the shop designs and displays are very attractive. Lots of people walking around, and lots of food outlets. Shops mainly selling branded stuff.

  • KIDDY LAND - Harajuku
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    4.5
    346 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 6-1-9
    Together with popular character goods and toys, this location is also filled with items for grownups as well such as figures and plastic models from its basement floor to the fourth floor. There are four dedicated shops offering character goods including Snoopy and Hello Kitty which carry items limited to Harajuku. This place is often bustling with children, women and foreign tourists.

    Since its opening in November 1950, the Kiddy Land toy store has become a landmark store in Harajuku. It constantly provides the latest toys information and has been loved by many domestic and...

  • LaForet HARAJUKU
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    4.0
    195 Reviews
    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.

    Loved this alternative department store in the Shibuya area. We started at the bottom and worked our way up. There are scores of small shops that cater to wildly different styles and tastes...

  • Shibuya Mark City
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    3.5
    158 Reviews
    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.

    Shibuya Mark City dominates Shibuya and is an excellent place to stay, shop and launch off to any other part of Tokyo or Japan. The Airport Limosine goes directly to Mark City and if you stay at the...

  • Bunkamura
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    4.0
    313 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1
    A multipurpose cultural facility located in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya City dedicated primarily to music, theater, the fine arts, and film. The artistic and creative building houses and orchestra hall that serves as the home and regular venue of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Bunkamura also has a performing arts theater, art museum, movie theater, fashionable cafés, and art shops, and is fast becoming a key cultural center. Bunkamura is one of the most popular places in Shibuya for enjoying culture and the arts in an elegant and mature setting.

    Bear in mind Bunkamura is under construction so most the theatrical events have been temporarily located to another nearby building on Meiji Dori.

  • Disney Store (Shibuya Koen-dori Store)
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    4.0
    118 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 20-15 Humax Pavilion Shibuya Koen line street
    The Disney Store situated along Koen-dori in Shibuya. From the moment you enter through the doors in the store's cute, castle-themed entranceway, you'll find yourself transported to a dream world. In addition to Disney merchandise, the shop also conveniently sells Tokyo Disney Resort tickets and Corporate Program Coupons.

    As the pointy end of the Disney merchandising machine, works well to get you to buy over-priced, mouse-ear encrusted tat. The front door is nice though, and for Mouse (not mouse- most of the...

  • 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.
  • Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    133 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 6-1-19
    A museum erected on the site of artist Taro Okamoto’s studio and home. The museum exhibits a large collection of the artist’s works, including sketches and oil paintings. Okamoto’s work area is also displayed just as it looked when the artist was alive and the museum’s materials relating to postwar culture in Japan are a highlight. The museum holds numerous events that are musts for fans of the artist.

    Cute little memorial museum conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo. It is interesting to see some of the artist’s work which also used to be his home and studio while he was alive. The exhibit...

  • Sakura Tei
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    4.5
    659 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 3-20-1
    This is an eccentric teppanyaki-style restaurant located in the Harajuku area. Visitors can enjoy dishes such as okonomiyaki, monjayaki, and teppanyaki that are all made with dashi seasoning free of any chemical seasonings. They also offer an all-you-can-eat menu and course menu for dinner parties, and the inexpensive all-you-can-eat option that is limited to weekday lunch times is particularly popular. Eat inside and enjoy the artistic and colorful wall art, or take advantage of the spacious outdoor terrace seating.

    The food is amazing and you have the option to cook yourself which is something new! It is quite hidden but easy to find by the directions from TripAdvisor staff is extremely friendly !! A must go !

  • Shake Shack
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    4.0
    264 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 2-1-15
    The first Japanese location of this popular New York hamburger chain, standing in the Meijijingu Gaien park in the Kita-Aoyama area of Minato City, Tokyo. The shop’s patties are all Angus beef, a high grade brand beef which is fed special fodder. People love Shake Shack’s juicy burgers. The shop’s hearty hot dogs, made with plump wieners, and its original frozen custard are also popular. Diners can enjoy a relaxing meal on the shop’s open and airy terrace overlooking the beautiful nearby avenue of gingko trees.

    Globally, all Shake Shack restaurants have maintained a uniformly very good quality of food and drinks, and the Tokyo, Japan one was no different from the New York City Shake Shacks! Must visit when...

  • Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.”

    Other people seem to enjoy this but...I found this store overwhelming. Floors are well marked taking you through areas with hardware, makeup, pillows and mattresses, stationary, Halloween decorations...

  • 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.
  • Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sakuragaokachou 23-21 Shibuya Ward Cultural Center Owada 12F
    A planetarium located a five minute walk from Shibuya Station. At each planetarium showing, highly individual program hosts convey the wonder of the cosmos using a dome capable of displaying 265 thousand stars. Children-oriented programs are offered on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Whether a family, couple, or just going by yourself, you're sure to have fun at Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya. In addition to standard planetarium shows, a variety of events are also held here.

    Went here on a rainy day in Tokyo to kill some time. Despite being prepared for all the shows to be in Japanese, it was still kind of boring. The tech seems dated and very out of place for the...

  • 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.
  • Yoyogi National Gymnasium
    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.
  • WATARI-UM Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
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    3.5
    72 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 3-7-6
    A private art museum in Jingumae, Shibuya. It focuses on worldwide contemporary art and holds numerous exhibitions based on original concepts such as photography and designs. The building, with the impressive striped patterned outer wall, was designed by a Swiss architect, Mario Botta. The name of the museum comes from director and the curator of the museum, the Watari Family.

    This is an art museum owned by an individual, mainly characterized by an exhibition of contemporary art. When I visited, an exhibition of famous Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto was held. There...

  • Dominque Ansel Bakery Tokyo
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    4.0
    336 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 5-7-14
    The first Japanese location for this New York pastry shop, the popular Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo offers novel sweets which combine the philosophies of France and New York City. The shop’s signature cronuts, combining croissants and donuts, were even selected as one of Time magazine’s 25 Best Inventions. There is a casual eat-in space on the first floor, while the second floor is a café serving food such as lobster rolls. Omotesando Station and Meiji-jingumae Station are the closest stations.

    The famous Dominique Ansel bakery from New York in Tokyo. Dominique created the cronut and for a first timer you should probably try this, however in my opinion there are much more exciting things on...

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