Shibuya

Shibuya
Once the location of the Tokyo Olympics, Shibuya is a commercial and entertainment district in Tokyo and as such it is popular amongst the Japanese youth crowd. The Shibuya streets, notably Takeshita St and Center Gai, are filled with plenty of fashion shops and bars.

Shibuya is home to NHK Studio Park and also the busiest intersection in the world just outside Shibuya station. Not far away from Shibya is the Ebisu Gardens where the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and a beer museum is located. The building was once the location of the Yebisu Breweries. Getting to Shibya is easiest via the Metro Ginza line or the JR Yamanote Line.

Shibuya

Shibuya

About Shibuya

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Shibuya Map

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Harajuku

Harajuku

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Yebisu Garden Place

Yebisu Garden Place

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Bunkamuru

Bunkamura

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Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine

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NHK Studiopark

NHK Studiopark

NHK or the Nippon Housou Kyouka is Japan’s national broadcaster. NHK is also known as the Japan Broadcasting Corporation and is the public TV and…


Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park

Originally the site of the first powered aircraft flight in Japan, what is now Yoyogi Park was also a Japanese military residence and later used…


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bus dog

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