Shibuya : 18 Best Things to Do in 2020

From Shibuya Crossing to 109 Shopping Mall, Best Things to Do in Shibuya, Tokyo!

In front of Shibuya Station at night

The center of young generation, Shibuya is the most energetic district in Tokyo, offering countless restaurants, shops and entertainments! Here are best things to do in Shibuya area which should definitely be added to your bucket list in 2020.

1. Shibuya Crossing

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo. One and only Shibuya Scramble Crossing will surely blow your mind! If you are seeking to capture the best views of Shibuya Crossing, check out the link below introducing some of the best photo spots around the crossing!

2. Shibuya Center Gai Street

The bustling street of Shibuya Center Gai

There are a variety of restaurants including Ramen, Sushi, fast food and everything along this street. Center Gai Street is the first choice for visitors in Shibuya to enjoy nightlife since it has plenty of bars, Izakaya (Japanese style pub) and clubs. It’s also ideal for shopping: department stores, clothing stores, drug stores and stationery stores. Located right off the Scramble Crossing.

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3. Shibuya 109

The mecca of the young generation, Shibuya 109 is a trendy fashion complex with over 100 boutiques, offering the latest fashion items with inexpensive prices.

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4. Hachiko Statue

The iconic Hachiko Statue in front of Shibuya Station

The Hachiko’s bronze statue has been a symbol of Shibuya for over 80 years and it’s the most popular meeting point of the district. You can meet him in front of Shibuya station’s Hachiko Exit.

5. Nonbei Yokocho

The nostalgic Izakaya alley, Nonbei Yokocho Street

Nonbei Yokocho literally means “drunker’s alley”. It’s the famous Izakay Alley with nostalgic atmosphere located off the main street of Shibuya. Have a great experience to get drunk like locals 🙂

6. Niku Yokocho

The best place to eat for meat lovers with low budget! It’s a complex building with 26 restaurants mainly serving meat dishes.

There are lots of tiny izakaya in this alleyway and hard to pick good ones to visit. Try this Shibuya Bar Hopping Nightlife Tour with Magical Trip and you’ll get to taste finest meat dishes at their handpicked izakaya bars.

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Don Quijote (DONKI) is arguably the most popular place to shop among tourists, as you can find literally everything!! Their biggest branch, Shibuya Mega Donki has opened in 2017.

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8. Shibuya PARCO

The iconic commercial building in Shibuya, Shibuya PARCO has been renovated and re-opened in 2019 autumn with nearly 200 shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Some of the most notable shops at Shibuya PARCO is the first official Nintendo store in Japan, Nintendo TOKYO along with Pokemon Center Shibuya.

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9. Shibuya Scramble Square

The tallest building in Shibuya area, Shibuya Scramble Square has opened in 2019 autumn with over 200 shops and restaurants. At the roof top of the building, there is an observatory “Shibuya Sky” where you can gaze the coolest view of the streets of Shibuya including the Shibuya Crossing.

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10. Shibuya Stream

The newly opened complex facility, Shibuya Stream is the hottest spots in the area in 2018! Numbers of popular restaurants and cafes are located inside the building.

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11. Shibuya Loft

The best choice for buying unique and stylish items. Loft offers various items including souvenirs.

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12. Shibuya Hikarie

The building of Shibuya Hikarie

The view from the building top

Looking for a diorama view of railways? Shibuya Hikarie has magnificent views of Shibuya Station and its railways. Moreover, their observatory is admission FREE! (Location: 11F,2–21–1, Shibuya,Shibuya ward,Tokyo)

13. Trendy Cafes

Delicious and photo-worthy pancakes in Shibuya's cafe

Instagram worthy food and drinks become the biggest trend in Japan lately, and Shibuya is the best area to find eye-popping, yet delicious food as many cafes and restaurants are located in this area.

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14. Samurai Armor Studio

Samurai Armor Studio offers great Samurai experience. Dress like Samurai and walk on the street!

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15. Yebisu Beer Museum

The museum of one of the most popular Japanese beer, Yebisu. Great place to learn the history of the beer and of course taste them 🙂

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16. Sushi Making

Colourful Temari Sushi cooking class near Shibuya

Cooking class is becoming one of the hottest activities for foreign visitors in Japan today, and Sushi making is the most classic one. Although Shibuya is Tokyo’s center of the young culture, you can join a traditional Sushi making class hosted by a local teacher! How about making and tasting delicious Sushi dishes by yourself, and take the recipes back home??

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17. Shibuya Halloween

The notorious “Shibuya Halloween” is an “unofficial” street event that invites over 1 million party animals in unique and crazy Halloween costumes.

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18. SHIBUYA Blue Cave

One of most popular winter illuminations in Tokyo. Shibuya Blue Cave invites over 2 million visitors in Christmas season.

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+More Activities in Shibuya

Check out popular activities in Shibuya area!

Harajuku — Shibuya Private Walking Tour
Go out on a Shibuya Evening Walking Food Tour!
Dress in Kimono & take pictures at the Shibuya crossing