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Shibuya Center-gai

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Address: Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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Hive of Activity and People Everywhere...

Shops, bars, restaurants and people everywhere in good spirits. Was fun wandering around seeing the sights of Shibuya - greet place for sure...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mackay, Queensland

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Mackay, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shops, bars, restaurants and people everywhere in good spirits. Was fun wandering around seeing the sights of Shibuya - greet place for sure...

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Day or night the area is a beehive of activity, plenty of shops and eateries to tempt the unwary as well as the shop-a-holic. Put on your walking shoes and have a wander around the station, see the Hachi-ko statue and Akita dog tile mural, experience the Pedestrian Scramble, people-watch, check out the shops, stop for a bite, and -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a good place to hang out. If you're not yet tired you can here and continue your exploration of Tokyo.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The proclaimed busiest intersection in the worlds is only busy when weather is good. Otherwise not much happening. It's accessible from one of the larger subway stations from almost any corner. Lots of tourists and over priced stores to trap them. I visited twice, once during rain and once without. Able to make better deals on purchases during inclement weather... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

More culture ticked off the list! The Shibuya crossing is very interesting to see and visit, to be part of the sea of people crossing the road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I really enjoy strolling this area, the main road, as well as the side streets. You don't see many westerners there as its more for locals. Very upscale shops line both sides of the street. Its fun to people watch and window shop. As with everywhere in Japan the street is very clean and the greenery well maintained. A nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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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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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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