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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nezu Museum
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    4.5
    872 Reviews
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    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 went back this time just for the gardens. It is a short trip but well work the subway ride and the couple blocks of walling to view the gardens in any season.

  • Togo-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    207 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 1-5-3
    A Shinto shrine built in 1940 located close to Takeshita Street in Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo. The shrine is dedicated to Togo Heihachiro, commander of Japan's combined fleet during the Russo-Japanese War. Due to the fact that he led Japan to victory in the war, he is also said to be a god of victory and the shrine is visited by large numbers of people praying for success in a given matter.

    This shrine is quite well kept and honors Marshall Togo for the Japanese naval victory over the Russian Baltic Fleet which essentially ended the Russo=Japanese War.

  • FORUM8
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-10-7 Shin Ozong Building 8F
    An event hall and rental meeting room facility located a convenient five-minute walk from Shibuya Station. The facility is comprised of five halls and a whopping 58 meeting rooms, including the large 700 Hall, capable of accommodating up to 408 people. Offering rooms able to host a wide variety of group sizes, FORUM8 can be used for all manner of events, from small meetings to large-scale parties. FORUM8 also has catering services, a large parking area, and internet access.
  • Hikawa-jinja Shrine
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Higashi 2-5-6
    A Shinto shrine located in 2 Chome Higashi, Shibuya City, Tokyo. The oldest Shinto shrine in Shibuya, the shrine is dedicated to the god Susanoo no Mikoto. The site of the Kaneo sumo ring, considered one of the three greatest sumo rings on the outskirts of old Edo, can be found on the expansive, 13,000 m2 grounds of the shrine.
  • Cat Street
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae
    “Cat Street” connects Shibuya and Harajuku. In the trend setting Harajuku and Omotesando area, Cat Street is lined with particularly unique shops stocking many street-style fashion brands. It is an eight-minute walk from Meiji-jingumae Station. There are fashionable and tasty cafes and restaurants which are always crowded with young customers.
  • WATARI-UM Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
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    3.5
    71 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...

  • NHK Studio Park
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    4.0
    272 Reviews
    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.

    Very entertaining, Unfortunately we arrived late and was only able to view the last couple of performances but thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    132 Reviews
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    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...

  • Bunkamura The Museum
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-24-1BunkamuraB1F
    A freestyle art museum located inside the Bunkamura complex just a seven-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station’s Hachiko Exit. A great variety of exhibitions focusing on the latest trends in modern art are held in the museum’s stylish and elegant atmosphere. The museum’s shows include displays of famed masterpieces belonging to museums around the world and solo exhibitions by artists rarely seen in Japan. In terms of themes, foresight, and topicality, Bunkamura The Museum’s exhibitions have been well-received not only in Japan but internationally as well. In order to make it easier for visitors to enjoy art, the museum is open until 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • d47 Museum
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 2-21-1 Shibuya Hikarie 8F
    A museum located on the eighth floor of the Shibuya Hikarie shopping mall connected directly to Shibuya Station which displays 47 exhibits, the same as the number of prefectures in Japan. The museum exhibits 47 items from the 47 prefectures based on a given theme, giving visitors the chance to view Japanese craftsmanship and traditions up close. The museum has become a place where people can experience the potential and possibilities of Japan from such diverse angles as crafts, food, design, and nature.

    I went to look at what was being exhibited; while (to a westerner) some of the items were bit mysterious/unfamiliar, in general it was pretty interesting and some designs had survived time...

  • LIQUIDROOM
    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.
  • Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 2
    An outdoor stage in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park where a variety of events such as concerts are held throughout the year and attended by large crowds of people.
  • Toguri Museum
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shoutou 1-11-3
    This art museum which opened in 1987 in the Shoto district of Tokyo’s Shibuya City displays collections of Oriental porcelain collected by businessman Toru Toguri. There are approximately 7,000 pieces in the museum’s possession, which are primarily Hizen porcelain from Japan such as Imari and Nabeshima, and Oriental porcelain from China to Korea. The museum hosts special exhibitions four times a year. There are also a lounge that allows patrons to rest while gazing out at the refined garden and a museum shop on the premises.

    Very interesting exhibitions now on Edo period ceramics. It features around 100 pieces. Very quiet and cozy.

  • Kokugakuin University Museum
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Higashi 4-10-28 Kokugakuin University University Shibuya Campus/Academic Media Center (AMC)
    A museum located on the Shibuya campus of Kokugakuin University in 4 Chome Higashi, Shibuya City, Tokyo. Opened in 2013, the museum's roots lie in Kokugakuin University's archives. Divided into four exhibition rooms, the museum's displays consist of materials collected by the university relating to archeology, Shinto, and the school's history. The museum also holds special exhibitions.

    This is a free museum open from 10 to 5:30 every day with few holiday closures. The permenant collection features Shinto artifacts and Tenjin figurines among other things and has explanations in...

  • Shibuya Center-gai shopping street
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou
    The Shibuya Center-gai shopping street got its start when the entire area in front of Shibuya Station was renovated as part of a town planning project launched in 1955. Located in the heart of busy Shibuya, the street is constantly bustling--some 50,000 people visit the area on weekdays and 70,000 on weekends and holidays. The bronze statue of the famously loyal dog Hachiko, a popular meeting spot, was unveiled in a grand ceremony all the way back in 1934.
  • Ota Memorial Museum of Art
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    4.5
    199 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 1-10-10
    An art museum established to publicly display the collection of ukiyoe woodblock print art assembled by former Toho Insurance Company president Seizo Ota V. In addition to works by ukiyoe masters such as Utamaro, Hokusai, and Hiroshige, the museum also displays a broad array of works presenting a comprehensive history of the art form.

    A small but wonderful collection of lesser known ukiyo e artist. Well presented with easy access from the Harajuku Station.

  • 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.
  • Tokyo Culture Culture
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 1-23-16 Shibuya cocoti building 4F
    Tokyo Culture Culture is a social restaurant where online and offline spaces come together. Located on the fourth floor of 'cocoti SHIBUYA' on Meiji-dori Avenue in Shibuya, Shibuya City. There are over 300 events held year-round with a focus on speaking shows. Come enjoy yourself with just one order per person required.

    初めて行きました。埼玉県酒造組合の有料イベントに参加するためです。100人位のキャパシティで程よい規模感でした。お手洗いはこの施設専用のお手洗いがあってよかったのですが、傘立ては見当たらなかったのが残念でした。

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