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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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Where the young hang out in the evenings. Where you will go for the Shibuya Scramble. You may also see mario cart cosplay tours on the streets. Places to eat, drink and be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where the young hang out in the evenings. Where you will go for the Shibuya Scramble. You may also see mario cart cosplay tours on the streets. Places to eat, drink and be merry. It was just as good to see at night and day. I also loved tower records. TOP TIP - best view of Shibuya scramble is in... More 

Thank mikeazzo
KL, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shibuya - one of the parts of Japan that never sleeps! There's plenty of shopping to be done in the day (and well into the night) and after the shops have closed, there are about a gajillion places yet to eat, explore and be merry. One of my favourite things to do is to wander around the smaller alleys away... More 

Thank IshDewyn
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My hotel was near by - so I became quite familiar with central Shibuya. The atmosphere is lively, shops and restaurants are everywhere + karaoke. Heaps of things to look at, small streets to wander down.

Thank JoeyJapan
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Japanese Experience at its best, good food and lots to see. Many interesting stores, weird vending machines and people people galore.

Thank izakkapi
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is a busy place and designed for tourists with many small shops and some larger and restaurants of all types, some good and some not so good. Walk form the JR across the scramble and up the street and you will see it all and probably once is enough.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Shibuya Center-gai is a good street with lots of shops and restaurants. There are small streets connecting with those other main streets of Shibuya, so it's convenient to walk around the area.

Thank patrick-syd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is Tokyo at its most intense, the signs, lights, smell and of course people. We loved it here and would certainly recommend coming here at night. We also enjoyed walking in Shibuya 109 seeing the very fashionable Japanese teenagers strutting their stuff (as it is a girl's store - you may feel a little out of place without a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is crowded. Lots and lots of eateries and it took me 30 mins of walking up and down just to decide what to have for dinner. There are some really nice shops with good deals around for shopaholics.

Thank BrandonNg
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I never ventured across the crossing but after reading about center gai I wanted to see. Age wise it is older than the Harajuku kids. Lots of shopping and eats in this area.

Thank 206jazz
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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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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