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Shibuya Center-gai

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Address: Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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Great shopping street

Great shopping street. Full of people and all kinds of shops. Lots of restaurants as well. There are also some kiosks selling finger food. At the shibuya end, there were two... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Khiam Yeong H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great shopping street. Full of people and all kinds of shops. Lots of restaurants as well. There are also some kiosks selling finger food. At the shibuya end, there were two street performers, one performing beatbox and the other on the drums. Both were great performers. Had a great time there. It was Friday night when we were there and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A high street in Shibuya area, with numerous local/international bars and caraoke places (attention! Japanese caraoke is quite different from what Westerners think of Karaoke Bar - Google "Japan karaoke box"). There are a few international boutiques like Zara, but it's better to go to Harajuku if shopping is your aim. This street is more for drinking and doing karaoke.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Everything from ramen, sushi to yakiniku. They have it. Plenty of choices. Many of the restaurants are open 24 hrs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

"Center gai" is the name of the street in the middle of shibuya. It's also called "basket street". Crowded almost 24/7 a fashion and cheap shopping area by daytime, drunk people's last falling point nighttime. Many foreigners and people under 25 populate this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The famous Japanese dog who waited so long for his owner to come back and at the end made it on the Hollywood cinemas with Richard Geere, nice to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

That's the Tokyo you see in movies. Young and colorful. Lots of trendy stores, good restaurants and ramen shop at low price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Lots of shops, shopping malls and restaurants. Don't miss buskin robins specially if you have children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is the spot to go in Shibuya for entertainment, eating, shopping and drinking. Filled with tons of each of those as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

This used to one o.f the places I hanged out when I lived in Japan. There is a lot do in terms of shopping and entertainment. Shibuya has a more youthful and "cleaner" vibe than Shinjuku.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

its a busy street with many restaurants hut mostly lots of ramen places.. a walk around the place is interesting and if you pay attention there will be shady characters touting though not sure what since i dont understand jap.. mayb karaoke places? good to go for food regardless of time

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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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