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Step from Tokyo’s busiest train station into streets filled with endless shopping and dining options and the largest concentration of “love hotels” in the city.

One of Tokyo’s major downtown areas, Shibuya is filled with restaurants, shops and cafés catering to all tastes and budgets. Packed with locals and tourists pouring from the city’s busiest train station, Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most popular neighborhoods. Visit this spot, the perfect place to wander for a few hours.

Browse the shops in Shibuya 109, one of the leading fashion centers for young women. This landmark building houses more than 100 boutiques spread across 10 floors. Stroll through the diverse collection in Tokyu Hands, a massive store where you’ll find everything from craft supplies to stationery and household items. Then, wander down “Spain Slope,” or Supeinzaka, a narrow road lined with boutiques, that finishes at the department store Parco. This street is named for its resemblance to a typical Spanish street.

Take a peek at the hotels clustered on Love Hotel Hill, one of the largest concentrations of love hotels in Tokyo. These short-stay hotels offer a discrete location for couples to have some “alone time” together.

Check out Bunkamura, a “culture village,” home to numerous cinemas, a theater, a concert hall and a museum that hosts rotating exhibitions. Then pay your respects at the Konno Hachimangu Shrine, once the site of the Shibuya family’s residence, after whom this neighborhood is named.

In the evening, Shibuya is a great neighborhood to find a restaurant offering inexpensive food and a nomihodai, a common special in which you pay a flat fee to drink as much as you want for a set amount of time.

Don’t miss the Myth of Tomorrow, a dramatic mural hanging in Shibuya Station. Painted by renowned Japanese artist Taro Okamato, the painting was lost for many years before being rediscovered in Mexico. The station’s star attraction, however, is the bronze statue of Hachikō, a faithful Akita dog who, after his owner passed away, for many years continued to wait every afternoon for his beloved master.

Top Hotels in Shibuya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
4.5 out of 5
26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥27,967
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Located in Shibuya, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cerulean Tower, Shibuya Crossing, and Shibuya Hikarie. NHK Hall and Takeshita Street are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,971 reviews)

"Fantastic location, heart of Shibya! Super clean, 2m away from the main train station, tons n tons of restaurants! Staff is super helpful! Will stay again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
3.5 out of 5
2-3-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥14,554
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Located in Shibuya, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shinjuku Isetan, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and The Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Tokyo Metropolitan ...

4.3/5Excellent! (8,560 reviews)

"I would stay here again and recommend it also. The two things that was a bit bothersome was 1. Although they say they speak English, they really don’t understand your questions well so you don’t get an answer for what you are asking and 2. They DO NOT have complimentary coffee like they do in the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
3.5 out of 5
1-12-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥17,686
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Located in Shibuya, this hotel is steps from Shibuya 109 Building and Shibuya Crossing. Cerulean Tower and Shibuya Hikarie are also within 10 minutes. Tokyo ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,966 reviews)

"Location is the best I ever stayed in Tokyo. Not just lived above the metro line. Also just 30sec from hotel door to Shibuya Crossing. The airport shuttle station just within the hotel building, make it super easy to get to airport even if you have lots of luggages and families."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
MUSTARD HOTEL SHIBUYA - Hostel
MUSTARD HOTEL SHIBUYA - Hostel
2 out of 5
1-29-3, Higashi, Tokyo, Tokyo
¥6,173
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Shibuya, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Shibuya Crossing and within 3 mi (5 km) of Meiji Jingu Shrine and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo Sky Tree and Disneyland® ...

4.3/5Excellent! (247 reviews)

"Both the workers and the people who stay there are very nice, and there’s a few restaurants and bars nearby which adds to the convenience"…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

MUSTARD HOTEL SHIBUYA - Hostel
APA Hotel Shibuya-Dogenzaka-Ue
APA Hotel Shibuya-Dogenzaka-Ue
3 out of 5
20-1 Maruyamacho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
¥8,182
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Located in Shibuya, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shibuya 109 Building, Bunkamura, and Shibuya Crossing. Hachikō Memorial Statue and NHK Studio Park ...

3.9/5Good! (1,182 reviews)

"Love that it was right there In Shibuya-Ku made it easy for us to go places and return bak evething was in reach"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

APA Hotel Shibuya-Dogenzaka-Ue
The Millennials Shibuya
The Millennials Shibuya
2.5 out of 5
1-20-13 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
¥9,949
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in Shibuya, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shibuya Crossing and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Tokyo Tower are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (417 reviews)

"I love staying at Millennials Shibuya. If you are looking for an economical place to stay in Tokyo this is it. The pods are very comfortable and not claustrophobic. There is a community feel but also an individual feel. Most of the people who stay are under 40. You can meet people if you are traveling ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

The Millennials Shibuya

Popular things to do in Shibuya

Shibuya Crossing
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Shibuya Crossing

4.5/5(1,069 reviews)

Guaranteed to overload the senses, this intersection teeming with people is considered to be a symbol of modern Tokyo.

Yoyogi Park
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Yoyogi Park

4.5/5(490 reviews)

In a city where space is at a premium, this expansive park is a popular place for Tokyoites to rehearse, reconnect with nature and enjoy freedom of expression.  

Meiji Jingu Shrine
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Meiji Jingu Shrine

4.5/5(1,295 reviews)

Set within a large park filled with thousands of trees from all over Japan, this shrine is dedicated to a much-loved emperor and offers tranquility to visitors.

Omotesando Hills
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Omotesando Hills

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Omotesando Hills, a popular shopping spot in Tokyo. Visit the notable monuments and temples in this vibrant area.

Takeshita Street
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Takeshita Street

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Takeshita Street, a favorite shopping spot in Tokyo. Visit the temples and notable monuments in this culturally-rich area.

Shibuya Hikarie
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Shibuya Hikarie

4/5(1 review)

After visiting Shibuya Hikarie, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Tokyo. Visit the temples and shops in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Shibuya

Robot Restaurant Show
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Robot Restaurant Show

80% of travellers recommend
¥5,909
Per adult
Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise
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Full-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour in Tokyo with Cruise

88% of travellers recommend
¥12,000
Per adult
Full-Day Mt. Fuji Bus Tour:4D Flight Experience-Fuji Airways
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Full-Day Mt. Fuji Bus Tour:4D Flight Experience-Fuji Airways

88% of travellers recommend
¥14,000
Per adult
Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi & Hakone National Park by Bullet Train
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Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi & Hakone National Park by Bullet Train

80% of travellers recommend
¥15,500
Per adult
Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo
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Hop-On / Off Bus Tour in Tokyo

72% of travellers recommend
¥3,600
Per adult
Film Portraits Photowalk in Japan
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Film Portraits Photowalk in Japan

¥15,066
Per adult

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