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Shibuya Center Town

Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0042, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 61 attractions in Shibuya
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A marvelous place to walk through. Such a contrast with English towns and villages. Go and enjoy. The shops are great for wandering around and checking all the differences with your home town shops.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

food, shopping & crowd - this is what Shibuya is about generally. for me i was here to check out Ishibashi music store located in Beam Building. they have a comprehensive collections of guitars so do check them out if you a music lovers.

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The area is worth a walk through in the evening to see the lights from the advertising. It's also home to the famous pedestrian crossing seen in Lost in Translation and other movies. The department store 109 is worth a look to see the fashion.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you do just one thing in Tokyo it must be to cross at Shibuya crossing. It is busy 24/7 and quite a spectacle to see the traffic lights control the actions of people it is almost hypnotic. Lots of stuff going on and people hanging out. Loads of shops,malls,food and all human activity happens here. There is a big... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Shibuya by night and even in the pouring rain was an exciting and vibrant area. We walked the streets and stood at the crossing watching the thousands of people going to and fro, we looked at the miles of neon tubing lighting the whole area, the crowds of people shopping, we sampled the food and wondered if it ever stops.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Shibuya is a very interesting area, with plenty of shops and entertainments. The shops are particularly good for youth fashion. Apart from that, it seemed to me just the same shops you see everywhere else in Tokyo. I didn't like it as much as Shinjuku, which I thought was more edgy, and I certainly prefer Harajuku (within walking distance from... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Shibuya has always been one of my favorite places to hang out in Tokyo, ever since I lived there in the late 70s. Returning there some 38 years later, it still is. It is colorful, crowded, loud and exciting. You will never run out of shops & restaurants. And to experience the real Japanese city way of life, have dinner... More

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Oulu, Finland
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are looking for the place where you can feel the city hear beating this is the place! One of the "must see" places in Tokyo: "the crossing", "the dog", "the place...."

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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203 reviews 203 reviews
90 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Walking through Shibuya at night is breathtaking. There are so many lights, so many stores, awesome restaurants like Uobei (see my review) and so much excitement and people watching, it is definitely awe inspiring. My family loved it. We went here twice during our vacation an could have went more. I think it's the number one attraction in Tokyo.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a visual delight! There are so many shops to peek into, so many foods to sample, and so many people wearing so many colorful costumes! It felt to me like Halloween, Mardi Gras, and Times Square rolled into one - but with a Tokyo vibe. (If that makes any sense!)

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