What does Shibuya offer?
First of all, the Shibuya neighborhood, Tokyo, is famous for having the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing. You can spend a whole day walking around the streets and discovering wonderful places.
Next, we will give you some advice to travel to Japan and enjoy the most famous neighborhood.
Accommodation in Shibuya
We want to recommend you three different hotels:
- Hotel Fukudaya: an economic Japanese hotel. The staff is friendly and they speak English fluently. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. It is situated near Shibuya junction.
- Emit Shibuya: it is located five minutes from the Shibuya crossing. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable.
- Mustard Hotel Shibuya: the best thing is their fabulous breakfast. Also, has an excellent location, very close to Shibuya junction.
The best options if you want to get to Shibuya by subway are:
- Z01 of the Z line violet (Hanzomon Line)
- G01 of the yellow G line (Ginza Line)
- F16 of metro line F brown (Fukutoshin Line)
In addition, you can take exit 8 of Shibuya Station if you want to go directly to the square and the famous pedestrian crossing.
Places to visit
Firstly, a good option is to buy a tour in your language. In this way, you can visit the most emblematic neighborhoods of the Japanese capital.
1. The famous pedestrian crossing
Certainly, it is one of the most famous places in Tokyo and surely the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world.
2. The statue of Hachikō
The statue is situated just in front of the Shibuya subway station exit. You can take photos and it is usually a meeting point.
3. Shopping in Shibuya 109
It is a storey mall where they only sell clothes for girls, especially teenagers. It is located in 2 Chome-29-1 Dōgenzaka, Shibuya. The mall is open from 10 to 9pm.
Don’t worry if you’re a boy because there is the Shibuya 109 Men´s shopping mall. It is situated inside the same building.
4. A Japanese toilet bowl at Labi Shibuya
We inform you that if you want to buy an original souvenir you have to go directly to the Labi Shibuya. It is a shopping center located in 2 Chome-29-20 Dogenzaka, Shibuya.
There you can buy a Japanese style toilet that cleans your ass and heats the cup.
5. Shibuya Stream
Shibuya Stream is a building located along the Shibuya River that crosses it through an underground canalization. It is even connected to Shibuya station to access it without leaving the street.
We would like to inform you that on Saturdays and Sundays of the third week of the month, there is a craft market.
6. The Konno Hachiman-gu Shrine Temple
The temple is in the middle of a residential area. It is a small and quiet temple among the immense buildings of Shibuya.
An important thing to know is that it is a Shintoist temple, not Buddhist.
If you want to enter to the temple you have to use a kind of bowls to wash hands and mouth in waterfalls next to the temple. In other words, once you are purified, you can enter the temple.
7. The Yoyogi Park
We inform you that Yoyogi Park is very close to Shibuya. Also inside the park, you can visit The Meiji Sanctuary.
It is great due to you can find a typical couple of older people with the table and the picnic bag, couples playing a board game, etc.
8. The Meiji Shrine
If you want to go by metro, the nearest station is JR Harajuku line or Meji-jingumae (Harajuku) metro station, exits C03 or F15.
It is another Shinto shrine, surrounded by a forest of no less than 120,000 trees of 365 different species.
Restaurants in Shibuya
Japan is one of the places in the world where you can enjoy eating. Certainly, Tokyo has a lot of places to enjoy Japanese cuisine. After that, find below the best options to eat:
We recommend you to eat in this restaurant due to has great dishes. An important thing is that you can only pay in cash and you will probably have to wait in line to get in.
It is a small restaurant with TripAdvisor certificate of excellence in 2017, where you can eat sushi cheaper than in other places.
Magnet by Shibuya 109
It is a fact that from this building you have one of the best views of the Shibuya pedestrian crossing.
Certainly, this restaurant is perfect if you want to eat an American style burger.
In conclusion, now you have a lot of useful information about the awesome neighborhood. Do not forget you need a visa to enter Japan and discover the famous capital. Luck on your trip!