25 Best Things to Do in Shibuya 2024

Best Things to Do in Shibuya: From Shibuya Crossing to Shibuya109 Shopping Mall

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.

While a variety of areas have been gaining attention in Tokyo tourism, Shibuya remains the center of all trends in Tokyo, including fashion and business. Symbolized by that crowded intersection, Shibuya is one of the busiest areas with many places for tourists to visit and various seasonal events held throughout the year.

New commercial facilities, hotels and other unique spots are opening every day in Shibuya. There are a wide range of options for restaurant, bar and Izakaya in Shibuya, which is why it is recommended for nightlife. Its proximity to other popular areas such as Harajuku and Shinjuku and excellent accessibility is another attraction.

Check out this list of best things to do in Shibuya including the classic tourist attractions and the hottest spots to go right now.

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1. Shibuya Scramble Crossing

People crossing Shibuya Crossing

The busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, with as many as 3,000 people crossing at a time, Shibuya Scramble Crossing or simply called Shibuya Crossing will surely blow your mind! One of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo is a must-visit photo spot among most tourists. There are several great spots in Shibuya where you can capture the great views of the crossing. Check out the link below introducing some of the best photo spots around the crossing!

▶ Best Photo Spots for Shibuya Scramble 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. Shibuya Center Gai Street is the first choice for visitors in Shibuya to dine and enjoy nightlife since it has plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars, Izakaya (Japanese style pub) and clubs. The street is even more vibrant and colourful with neon lights of shop signs after dark. Shibuya Center Gai Street is also an ideal place for shopping as there are numbers of stores including department stores, clothing stores, drug stores and stationery stores. The entrance of the street located right off the Scramble Crossing.

3. Shibuya 109

Night views in front of Shibuya 109

Shibuya 109 has been an icon of Tokyo’s young fashion culture for a couple of decades being adored as “Marukyu” among young fashionistas, especially from the gyaru subculture . The 10-story fashion complex is home to over 100 boutiques, offering a wide range of fashion items with the latest trends, mostly with affordable prices. The building is located just across the Shibuya Crossing. MAGNET by SHIBUYA109, another shopping complex targeting young men is located only a few blocks away.

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. Shibuya Scramble Square

People on the deck of Shibuya Sky

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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6. Shibuya PARCO

Entrance of the newly-opened 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 where you can shop the latest games as well as a wide range of game-related merchandise. The store is located on the Cyberspace Shibuya floor (6F) which is dedicated to game, anime and character items. Pokemon Center Shibuya is also located on the same floor!

7. Nonbei Yokocho

Nonbei Yokocho Alley at night

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

8. Niku Yokocho

Chitose Kaikan building including Niku Yokocho

The best place to eat for meat lovers with low budget! Niku Yokocho is 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.


Entrance of Mega Donki Shibuya

Don Quijote (DONKI) is arguably the most popular place to shop among tourists as you can find pretty much everything including living necessities to unique souvenirs. The biggest branch of Don Quijote, Shibuya Mega Donki is located in Shibuya, which comprises 7 floors and is open for 24 hours.

10. Shibuya Stream

Entrance of Shibuya Stream

A new landmark of the district, Shibuya Stream is a 180m tall multi-purpose complex, directly linked to Shibuya Station. The 35-story building is home to various facilities such as shops, restaurants, event hall, hotel and office. It’s one of the most trending spots to hang out in Tokyo.

11. Shibuya Loft

Entrance of Shibuya Loft

If you are hunting for cool and unique souvenirs from Japan, LOFT is one of the best shops where you can find a range of those items. LOFT has stores across Japan, and Shibuya LOFT is one of the biggest branches, offering a wide variety items in the 6-story outlet including satationery, household goods, accessories, clothes, bags, cosmetics products, souvenirs and many more.

12. Shibuya Hikarie

The building of Shibuya Hikarie

The view from the building top

Shibuya Hikarie is a popular shopping complex near Shibuya Station which consists of numbers of shops, restaurants, cafes and some office. It also has an admission free observation deck where you can enjoy a great overlooking view of vibrant and energetic Shibuya neighbourhood as well as a diorama view of railways. The observation deck is located on the 11th floor of the building (182m).

13. Miyashita Park

Miyashita Park is a commercial complex with a rooftop park, which opened in 2020 after being renovated from a public park. The cool designed building consists of shops, restaurants and a hotel, and there are a skatepark, bouldering facility and green space on the rooftop.

14. Shibuya Sakura Stage

Shibuya Sakura Stage is a new large-scale complex that was completed in late 2023 and is scheduled to open in summer 2024 with various establishments. It’s located in Sakuragaoka area of Shibuya district, and directly connected to Shibuya Station by a pedestrian bridge.

Shibuya Sakura Stage is designed as a multifaceted space that embodies the spirit of Shibuya’s dynamic culture. The cutting-edge digital space and refreshing greenery will combine to construct a city within a city that will create new interactions and experiences, offering a unique experience for visitors.

15. Dogenzaka-dori

Dogenzaka-dori is large multi-purpose complex located in Dogenzaka area of Shibuya districts. It was completed in March 2023, and opened in September same year, as part of the Shibuya Ward Dogenzaka 2-chome Development Plan. The complex is about 115 m high and consists of 28 floors with shop and restaurants on its 1st and 2nd floors, office from 3rd to 10th floors and a hotel “Hotel Indigi Tokyo Shibuya” from 11th to 28th floors.

16. SHIBUYA Blue Cave

Blue illuminations at Shibuya Blue Cave

Illumination events are one of the most popular things to do in Japan during winter. One of most popular winter illuminations in Tokyo is Shibuya Blue Cave which invites over 2 million visitors in Christmas season.

17. Dining

When in comes to eating out in Tokyo, Shibuya offers one of the largest dining options for tourists. Various restaurants with wide price range can be found within the district including budget friendly sushi,  high-end wagyu, delicious ramen and mouthwatering okonomiyaki. Please check out the link below for recommended restaurants in Shibuya area!

▶ Best Restaurants in Shibuya

18. 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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▶︎10 Best Pancakes in Shibuya Area
▶︎8 Best Desserts in Shibuya and Harajuku

19. Clubbing

When it comes to nightlife, Shibuya is one of the most vibrant and dazzling districts in Tokyo. Shibuya is where several small and large-scale nightclubs and bars gather, where you can hang out and dance the night away until morning. Some of the most famous nightclubs in Tokyo such as WOMB, ATOM TOKYO and Club Camerot are located in Shibuya

20.Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is one of the largest parks in Tokyo, situated in the north of Shibuya district. The park consists of spacious lawn areas, ponds and forested areas which are perfect for outdoor activities. Besides, the park holds various seasonal events through the year.

Yoyogi Park can be also accessed from Harajuku Station, and it’s connected to Meiji Shrine, one of the most famous landmarks in the city.

21. Kintsugi Experience

Kintsugi (金継ぎ “golden joinery”) is a traditional technique of fixing broken pottery using lacquer and gold. It’s a Japanese art of repairing based on the philosophy of Japanese tea ceremony to accept breakage as part of the object’s history rather than disguising with something.

Near Shibuya, there is a workshop where you can have a traditional Kintsugi experience, learning the technique of repairing broken ceramic pieces and recreate an art piece. Explore the new-found Japanese culture through this hands-on activity and take home one and only Kintsugi art made by you!

22. Samurai Armor Studio

Samurai armors (called Kacchu in Japanese) is a transitional protective equipment, worn by Samurais mainly during battles using swords and bows. It’s one of the most fascinating things about Japanese history and tradition. Samurai Armor Studio offers a great Samurai experience. You can put Kacchu on yourself, take photos and even go on a street of Shibuya to have a photo shooting session.

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23. Yebisu Beer Museum

Yebisu Beer Museum is 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 🙂

24. 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??

▶︎Book the best Sushi cooking class in Shibuya!

More Info▶︎Best Sushi Making Classes in Tokyo

25. Shibuya Halloween

The notorious “Shibuya Halloween” is an “unofficial” street event that invites over 1 million party animals in unique and crazy Halloween costumes. However, due to the past Halloween events at Shibuya which went out of control resulting multiple arrests, Shibuya district decided to ban public drinking during Halloween season from 25 October to 1 November 2019.

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