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Shibuya Center-gai

Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Erkan K
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2,258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"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.

Thank Karolina K
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Erkan K
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jeff L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ahmad_AlSalahi
Houston, Texas
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461 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
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.

Thank jordansbulls
Irvine, California
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52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank irvinejohn
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank bearykim
Shibuya, Japan
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Super busy and loud, but still worth the visit. Walk around and enjoy. Go in to the smaller back streets or in buildings and discover amazing restaurants and cool bars. Super busy on Friday night.

Thank Danielle v
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Yup, this place is my favorite shopping place in Tokyo. Tokyu Hands, Loft, Disney Store, Parco... they are all here. Lots of food options too.

1 Thank Aloysius C
SF, California
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1,575 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 679 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

It seems to be always crowded and vibrant with shopping and restaurants all around. the smaller side streets have some good small bars and restaurants. Most with japanese only names.

1 Thank seafare74

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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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