When you hear the name "Shibuya", those in the know immediately think of the fashion mecca of youth in Tokyo. This area in the vicinity of Shibuya's main train station is an incredible array of people, lights, colors, entertainment, shopping, food, traffic, bars, concerts, and ..whatever else you can think of! Shibuya is also one of the 23 "wards" of central Tokyo so there is more than the famous station district but for the visitor with excitement in their eyes, the area a couple of kilometers or so around the station is a paradise!
Many world wide trends in Asian fashion and culture start right here! Besides neon and big city lights, a visitor will see every kind of youth and all kinds of fashion. Business men and women abound as well as hundreds of thousands of people from everywhere.
Shibuya ward is large and includes many other famous districts such as Harajuku, Ebisu, Daikanyama, Sendagaya, Hiroo, Omotesando, and Yoyogi. These are places with their own local culture within Shibuya ward and can be researched separately. There are neighborhoods, universities, corporations and cultural places. It is a city to itself!
The famous district includes Center Gai pedestrian zone, and area that has to be walked on a busy weekend evening. The Hachiko statue: the most famous meeting place in Japan. Start here for your Shibuya district tours! Love Hotel Hill, containing....you guessed it! And also Dogen-Zaka, a street full of more of....everything. Shibuya is an ultimate Ward and an ultimate district. There are enough places of interest in Shibuya Ward to keep busy with it's many districts but the train station (huge, one of the busiest on earth) area is the city on fire! SHIBUYA IS NOT TO BE MISSED!
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