Shibuya is famous for many things: fashion, food, sightseeing, and it’s also one of the hubs of Japanese youth culture. Currently, the area is undergoing major redevelopment, which means new spots are opening one after the other.

Today, we’ll dive into 20 spots recommended by the editorial department, carefully selected from the many popular shopping centers and sightseeing gems scattered around Shibuya. Enjoy going on a buying spree in the new and improved Shibuya, while you explore classic and new attractions, as well as timely popular stores and new ones.

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1. “Hachiko, the loyal dog,” a popular meeting spot

Hachiko and his owner were inseparable. After the man passed away, Hachiko is said to have patiently waited for his owner for 10 years, in the spot in front of the station where his owner used to take the train. In 1934, the Hachiko Memorial Statue was built, and it’s since been a popular meeting spot. If you go to Shibuya, that is a spot you’ll want to visit at least once.

Hachiko Statue
2-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

2. Shibuya Center Gai, a popular shopping area

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Center Gai is one of the most popular areas of Shibuya, just around the famous Shibuya Scramble crossing. Here, you will find a variety of popular stores and shopping centers, as well as restaurants, karaoke bars, and game centers.

Shibuya Center Street
New Shibuya corporate house 311 (the Shibuya center mall promotion association secretariat), 12-3, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

3. MAGNET by SHIBUYA 109, a rooftop panoramic view of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

This is a fashion building in front of the Shibuya crossing. Formally 109 MEN’s, it went through a large-scale renovation. Besides enjoying shopping and great food, you can also admire a fantastic aerial view of Shibuya from the rooftop of the building.


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4. A new landmark, 47 stories high! Shibuya Scramble Square rooftop observation deck

(Photo courtesy of Shibuya Station Block Joint Buildings Operator)

Opened in November 2019, Shibuya Scramble Square is a large complex directly connected to Shibuya Station. About 230 meters tall, it stretches for 47 stories above Shibuya. There is a commercial section with stores and restaurants, and an observation facility called SHIBUYA SKY, with a rooftop deck of about 2,500 square meters.

Shibuya Scramble Square
2-24-12 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Directly connected to JR Shibuya Station

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5. Shibuya PARCO, reborn with renovations

Shibuya PARCO was reopened in November 2019. This is the flagship store of the fashion shopping center PARCO. Not only will you find exclusive Japanese brands of clothing, but also stores like NINTENDO Tokyo, where you can immerse yourself in otaku culture and great restaurants.

Shibuya PARCO
15-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
5 minutes walking from JR Shibuya Station
Open: 10am-9pm (Shopping), 11am-11:30pm (Food and drinks)

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6. Many stores targeting “adults with a sophisticated urban sensitivity” at Tokyu Plaza Shibuya

Tokyu Plaza Shibuya reopened December 2019. In Shibuya, where mostly young people gather, this store targets “mature adults.” You can even find a “Digital Hachiko” on the first floor.

Tokyu Plaza Shibuya
1-2-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
1 minute walking from the west exit on the south side of Shibuya station on the JR line

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