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Shibuya Center-gai

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Address: Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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Packed with travelers and shoppers even on a rainy Sunday afternoon

Lots of shopping in the center part of Shibuya. After witnessing and being part of the massive scramble crossing, the crowd at Shibuya Center Gai is more or less the same. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I wouldnt advise coming here as a traveller but more as a local, there isnt anything of note here that you cant find in most malls around the world.

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Umeå, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I went through once but for me it's kind of boring, the same expensive brands as everywhere else. Go for it if you're into shopping. One positive detail, at the start of the street I found a small food store where I could have a beer. So nice a sunny and warm day :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Weekends bring out hordes of mainly young people in search of everything from burgers to music, or just people watching. Teen fashion on display in Shibuya 109.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

One of the most entertaining places for the young locals and tourist, the Center Gai its the epicenter of japanese young brands and accessories. An interesting place to visit, you will see just a glimpse of the japanese new generation culture. Its crowded and lots of the things are design for the japanese market so don't plan a big amount... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lots of shopping in the center part of Shibuya. After witnessing and being part of the massive scramble crossing, the crowd at Shibuya Center Gai is more or less the same. This seems to be a shopping haven for the younger generation though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The train station was great and open and clean as most are we went just to watch the fashion of Japan which its a great people watching place there are so many fashionably conscious people there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Center-gai is too... normal: either too modern for being a traditional shopping street, much too calm to be a trendy one. In the end, nothing really special over there if you just go for a walk. The ones looking for actual shopping will definitely like it more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For those of you who love to shop, this is your paradise. You'll find a variety of stores and merchants that sell a variety of well-known fashion brands. I think your time would not be enough to stop here briefly. Live you prepare a lot of money! :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Definately go there, but lower your expectations. Both Mandarake and Shibuya109 were huge disappointments, but the atmosphere was lovely. It's very Tokyo! So go there to chill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is typical Tokyo and should be seen and felt...much to see and easy to find by metro...lot of shops and places to eat...not to be missed and close to other places...just go and feel the Tokyo vibe

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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