Guidebook for Shibuya-ku

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Guidebook for Shibuya-ku

Food Scene
Midori sushi is known to be the best cost performance sushi chain in Japan. Midori sushi Shibuya ever after it's opening, there always is a queue of people outside this sushi restaurant in Mark City, Shibuya. We do have cheaper sushi restaurants, but you will see that those restaurants only get crowded during certain time of the day, but here, it is almost always crowded. You would need to wait for 30min to 1hr, but you will be convinced with the quality of the sushi toppings against the price that it is worth waiting. You can also take out if you feel like having some back.
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sushi no midori
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Midori sushi is known to be the best cost performance sushi chain in Japan. Midori sushi Shibuya ever after it's opening, there always is a queue of people outside this sushi restaurant in Mark City, Shibuya. We do have cheaper sushi restaurants, but you will see that those restaurants only get crowded during certain time of the day, but here, it is almost always crowded. You would need to wait for 30min to 1hr, but you will be convinced with the quality of the sushi toppings against the price that it is worth waiting. You can also take out if you feel like having some back.
This ramen shop has been the favorite of the people in Shibuya since 1950's.Try the wonton ramen (800yen) here: A Chinese style ramen shop but using a thick straight noodle, results in well balanced taste of the soup and the noodle.
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Kiraku
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This ramen shop has been the favorite of the people in Shibuya since 1950's.Try the wonton ramen (800yen) here: A Chinese style ramen shop but using a thick straight noodle, results in well balanced taste of the soup and the noodle.
Since Tempura Tsunahachi, in the Shibuya Seibu department store, is one of the best tempura bars in town, expect to wait a while before being seated. The wait is well worth it, however, for the expertly prepared tempura, which admirably avoids the pitfalls of sogginess for a crispy and delicious texture. The restaurant even has an English guide on how to eat tempura!
天ぷら つな八 渋谷西武店
Since Tempura Tsunahachi, in the Shibuya Seibu department store, is one of the best tempura bars in town, expect to wait a while before being seated. The wait is well worth it, however, for the expertly prepared tempura, which admirably avoids the pitfalls of sogginess for a crispy and delicious texture. The restaurant even has an English guide on how to eat tempura!
Tora-Fugu Tei is a fugu (pufferfish or blowfish) specialist that only deals with tiger blowfish, the best of the best when it comes to blowfish. This delicious dish has led to several poisoning incidents and is so notorious that the Emperor of Japan has been banned from eating it for his own safety. Try it if you dare!
Torafugutei
Tora-Fugu Tei is a fugu (pufferfish or blowfish) specialist that only deals with tiger blowfish, the best of the best when it comes to blowfish. This delicious dish has led to several poisoning incidents and is so notorious that the Emperor of Japan has been banned from eating it for his own safety. Try it if you dare!
It’s no New York dollar slice, but Pizza Slice is the closest thing to it in Tokyo. At only 380 yen, you can enjoy a large slice of authentic New York style cheese pizza. Enjoy!
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Pizza Slice
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It’s no New York dollar slice, but Pizza Slice is the closest thing to it in Tokyo. At only 380 yen, you can enjoy a large slice of authentic New York style cheese pizza. Enjoy!
This dual function Shibuya sport is not only popular for its amazing breakfast food but for its reasonably-priced drinks at night. SCRAMBLE Cafe & Bar is a great place to wind down and party both.
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SCRAMBLE SHIBUYA
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This dual function Shibuya sport is not only popular for its amazing breakfast food but for its reasonably-priced drinks at night. SCRAMBLE Cafe & Bar is a great place to wind down and party both.
Drinks & Nightlife
Queue of 10-20 people is quite common in this restaurant. For locals who are very picky about the taste of Yakitori, often considered as "tsu" people, they come here to have the best liver with "tare" sauce. Something also special about Toritake is that it makes you feel that you are in 70s or 80s of Showa time of Japan once you step inside, the atmosphere of the rooms being quite retro. Good place for you to visit if you are looking for high quality Yakitoris with real local atmosphere.
Toritake
Queue of 10-20 people is quite common in this restaurant. For locals who are very picky about the taste of Yakitori, often considered as "tsu" people, they come here to have the best liver with "tare" sauce. Something also special about Toritake is that it makes you feel that you are in 70s or 80s of Showa time of Japan once you step inside, the atmosphere of the rooms being quite retro. Good place for you to visit if you are looking for high quality Yakitoris with real local atmosphere.
Not only is this pub famous for its craft beers, it also offers a wide variety of British pub grub – ranging from baked potato and beans to Cornish pasties. Also, with around 6,000 or records to pick through, the music is a big draw.
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THE ALDGATE British Pub
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Not only is this pub famous for its craft beers, it also offers a wide variety of British pub grub – ranging from baked potato and beans to Cornish pasties. Also, with around 6,000 or records to pick through, the music is a big draw.
With a sudden rise in popularity, it has gotten quite difficult to secure a seat here or even make reservations. This restaurant is well known for it thick sashimi slices and tender roast meat. Not to mention, one must try their hot pot dishes and of course to end your hot pot meal, you must add their mixed grain rice into the pot and enjoy the rice with the flavorful soup.
Namikibashi Nakamura
With a sudden rise in popularity, it has gotten quite difficult to secure a seat here or even make reservations. This restaurant is well known for it thick sashimi slices and tender roast meat. Not to mention, one must try their hot pot dishes and of course to end your hot pot meal, you must add their mixed grain rice into the pot and enjoy the rice with the flavorful soup.
Ningen Kankei (human relationships) opened in 1979 on Shibuya Spain Zaka. Modeled after an Italian bar, Ningen Kankei serves espresso in the morning, bemini for lunch, and beer and wine in the evenings. Ideal for relaxing or taking a break from shopping. 200yen for espresso or house wine, 100yen for a scone.
Ningenkankei(cafe de copain)
Ningen Kankei (human relationships) opened in 1979 on Shibuya Spain Zaka. Modeled after an Italian bar, Ningen Kankei serves espresso in the morning, bemini for lunch, and beer and wine in the evenings. Ideal for relaxing or taking a break from shopping. 200yen for espresso or house wine, 100yen for a scone.
Sightseeing
A statue of a loyal dog named Hachiko. According to a famous story, the dog waited for his master every day in front of Shibuya Station, and continued to do so for years even after his master had passed away. It is one of Tokyo's most popular meeting points.
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Hachikō Memorial Statue
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A statue of a loyal dog named Hachiko. According to a famous story, the dog waited for his master every day in front of Shibuya Station, and continued to do so for years even after his master had passed away. It is one of Tokyo's most popular meeting points.
The birthplace of many Japanese fashion trends, Center Gai is a busy pedestrian zone in the heart of Shibuya lined by stores, boutiques and game centers. In the evenings the street is crowded with young people heading to night clubs, restaurants and bars, or just loitering around.
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Center Gai
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The birthplace of many Japanese fashion trends, Center Gai is a busy pedestrian zone in the heart of Shibuya lined by stores, boutiques and game centers. In the evenings the street is crowded with young people heading to night clubs, restaurants and bars, or just loitering around.
Spain Slope (Supeinzaka) is a narrow, approximately 100 meter long pedestrian street with stairs leading up the slope to the Parco department store. It is lined by boutiques, cafes and restaurants, and was nicknamed for its resemblance to a Spanish street scene.
Spain-zaka Slope
Spain Slope (Supeinzaka) is a narrow, approximately 100 meter long pedestrian street with stairs leading up the slope to the Parco department store. It is lined by boutiques, cafes and restaurants, and was nicknamed for its resemblance to a Spanish street scene.
Parks & Nature
A short walk from the station would lead you to the lushly green Yoyogi Park, which has become an oasis for people and where various events are held during the weekends.
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Yoyogi Park
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A short walk from the station would lead you to the lushly green Yoyogi Park, which has become an oasis for people and where various events are held during the weekends.
Arts & Culture
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Meiji Jingu
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Located directly next to the Tokyu department store (main store), Bunkamura, lit. "culture village", consists of a concert hall, a theater, two cinemas, a museum with constantly changing exhibitions, and a few shops and restaurants.
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文化村
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Located directly next to the Tokyu department store (main store), Bunkamura, lit. "culture village", consists of a concert hall, a theater, two cinemas, a museum with constantly changing exhibitions, and a few shops and restaurants.
Shopping
Shibuya 109 is a trend setting fashion complex for young women and an icon of the Shibuya district with more than one hundred boutiques on ten floors. Usually pronounced "Shibuya ichi maru kyu", the complex's name can also be read as "Shibuya to kyu", identifying the complex as part of the Tokyu Group.
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SHIBUYA 109
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Shibuya 109 is a trend setting fashion complex for young women and an icon of the Shibuya district with more than one hundred boutiques on ten floors. Usually pronounced "Shibuya ichi maru kyu", the complex's name can also be read as "Shibuya to kyu", identifying the complex as part of the Tokyu Group.
Shibuya Hikarie is a new high rise complex with cultural space just east of Shibuya Station. Besides a theater and exhibition floors, it offers office space on its upper floors and shopping and dining on its lower floors.
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Shibuya Hikarie
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Shibuya Hikarie is a new high rise complex with cultural space just east of Shibuya Station. Besides a theater and exhibition floors, it offers office space on its upper floors and shopping and dining on its lower floors.
Seibu Shibuya
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Tokyu Hands Shibuya Store
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SHIBUYA TSUTAYA
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돈키호테 시부야점
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Essentials
FamilyMart Shibuya Dogenzaka
7-Eleven Shibuya Dogenzaka
Toyoigakukenkyujofuzoku Clinic
DOHGENZAKA Pharmacy
Shibuya Dōgenzaka Post Office