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Shibuya Center-gai

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Address: Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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Shopping and Entertainment

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 stars 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

I visited Shibuya Centre with some friends in August 2015. It was great! So much hustle and bustle. It is the best place to come to really experience what the most populous city on Earth is actually like. There is so much to see and do, bars, clubs, shops, arcades, restaurants. You need to visit this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

You can just walk through this maze of bars or you can go into one. If a door's open, the bar's open. If you're told no room, it means either they have no room or it's locals only. Don't be offended. We found a rock bar on a 1st floor which was great. Small & smokey with Bowie on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Loud, neon, bars, and frenetic activity. Go-to for eating out, meeting friends, and being among the young and trendy.

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Sakuho-machi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Center-gai is great; there's tonnes of shops, restaurants, bars, etc. and basically everything you'd need. It's super busy, and I find it a bit tourist-y sometimes. But regardless, it's definitely one of the best places to visit in Tokyo. I've been here many many times and still discover new treasures each visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Walking around with my girls age 7 and 10 was not a problem in Center-gai. It's wasn't as crowded as what I thought. A lot of students or teenagers walking around the area. The food and shoes are quite cheap. I went to an alley and saw a fruit stall. Their strawberries were so sweet despite I bought the cheapest... 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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