Subway Route: Meijijingu-Mae Station > — Fukutoshin Line各停towards Motomachi-Chukagai [2 Stop] — Shibuya Station
Tokyo Shibuya Crossing
The Scramble Crossing is a crossroad with pedestrian crosswalks, so when the traffic light turns green, a huge number of people stream into the street. The best way to see the diagonal streams of people is to go to the Starbucks located on the 2nd floor of the Tsutaya building.
Karaoke Pasela Grande [Activity]
These days there is “karaoke” all over the world but the quality of Japan’s karaoke is above the rest. The efficiency of the machinery is a given and the soundproofing of the karaoke box is more developed that what you would see anywhere else in the world. There’s also a complete lineup of English songs.
Shibuya Center Town – Japanese souvenir vending machines [Shopping]
In one section of Center-gai, there is a “Japanese souvenir vending machine” area where you can buy souvenirs like kanzashi hairpins and Japanese-style earrings. It’s something you can’t miss.
Shibuya 109 [Shopping]
Shibuya is a shopping paradise. 109 (nicknamed Marukyu) is a shopping mall that is called the Mecca for people in the gyaru subculture. It’s ten floors crammed full of stores aimed for young people. Also, many of the people working at the shops at 109 are featured as reader models in magazines, so many middle and high schoolers mimic the fashion style of these shopkeepers. It’s a spot where you can experience the youth culture of Shibuya.
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
Restaurants: 11:00 to 22:00
100 Yen Shop [Shopping]
While Shibuya is full of 100 yen shops (108 yen with tax), the CanDo in Center-gai is full of cute goods recommended for girls. In the same Center-gai, a two-floor Daiso opened in March 2015!
Can★Do English website: http://www.cando-web.co.jp/e/store_shibuya.html
UORIKI KAISEN SUSHI RESTAURANT TOKYO
Tokyo has one of the highest number of Michelin Starred restaurants, and while we ate at several of the well-known establishments in the city, our favourite meal was, however, at Uoriki Kaisen Sushi, a humble and small sushi bar within the supermarket at the basement of Tokyu’s department store in Shibuya.
Uoriki Kaisen Sushi does not have any Michelin stars, nor is it extremely popular. But it serves exceptionally fresh sushi and sashimi at ridiculously cheap prices. It is a hidden gem in Tokyo, and I wholeheartedly recommend this place when you are looking for a place to eat in Shibuya.
** http://www.tokyoeats.jp/tag/shibuya/ **
Nonbei Yokocho (Drunkard Alley)
Pass through the gates from the Hachiko exit towards Miyamasuzaka, then head to the left and you’ll see an alley with red lanterns and building facades with traces of the Showa era. You can drink here while talking with the bar owners and customers. Even if it is your first time, it will make you feel like you’ve been visiting there regularly. This alleyway is full of stores that are cheap, delicious, and full of kind people.
Love Hotel Street
Japanese love hotels are high quality, always prepared with room service, and usually stocked with a Jacuzzi, karaoke, and even DVDs so you can play all night. The room designs are cute to make even women happy. If you’re not sure which one to go to, you can enjoy wandering around and looking at the neon lights of the hotel street.