2020 SHIBUYA, TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE | ATTRACTIONS

SHIBUYA, TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE | ATTRACTIONS

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SHIBUYA, TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE | ATTRACTIONS

Complete with great attractions, shops, and restaurants, Shibuya is one of the places you should visit when you are in Tokyo. This ward in Tokyo will make you come back for more of their attractions, shops, and food.

SHIBUYA, TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE | ATTRACTIONS

SHIBUYA ATTRACTIONS

 Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Wherever you are heading, you cannot miss this famous scramble crossing of Shibuya. The multi-cornered intersection lets people cross the street at the same time. And the amazing thing is the number of people passing at a time can reach around 3000 without any collision.

 Hachiko statue

Hachiko is the famous dog who waited by the station for his master’s return every day. Hachiko continued going to the station for nine years even after the death of his master. The statue was built to honor the loyalty that Hachiko has shown towards his master. Today, the figure has become an iconic meet-up area for many.

Konno Hachimangu Shrine

The shrine dedicated to Hachiman, the God of War and Archery, was built by the Shibuya clan in 1902. You can visit this quickly since it is just five minutes from the station of Shibuya.

VR Park Tokyo

The biggest Virtual Reality arcade in Shibuya that offers an assortment of VR games. You can play any kind of VR game within 110 minutes for the price of 2900 yen.

 Samurai Armor Photo Studio

Have fun wearing samurai armor and getting your picture taken in this photo studio. It costs 13,000 yen so make sure to do some cool poses while wearing that armor.

Yebisu Beer Museum

This is a beer museum made by Sapporo, a famous brewery of beer in the country. For 500 yen, you can take the tour inside with two beers while learning the history of the product. And you can also enjoy a freshly brewed beer for the price of 400 yen.

SHIBUYA, TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE | ATTRACTIONS

SHOPPING IN SHIBUYA, TOKYO

Shibuya 109

Shibuya 109 is a department store that was opened in 1979. The place is aimed at girls, and it is filled with a lot of shops that cater to different kinds of fashion styles.

MAGNET by Shibuya 109

MAGNET serves as the gender alternative of Shibuya 109. The shops in this place are intended for boys. This is located near Shibuya 109.

MEGA Don Quijote

This is a store that sells a lot of various items from souvenirs, food, and even appliances for a discounted price. They also offer tax-free shopping if you bring your passport with you. The best part of it is you can visit any time of the day since the seven-floor building is open 24 hours.

DAISO

This shop offers many goods for the low price of 100 yen. The items they offer range from souvenirs, cute products, and things that you need for everyday life.

SHIBUYA, TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE | ATTRACTIONS

JAPANESE RESTAURANTS AND BARS IN SHIBUYA, TOKYO

J.S. Pancake Shibuya

Get your snacks from this place. Their combination of pancakes and cheesecake with berries on top is truly delectable.

A Happy Pancake

Fluffy pancakes with butter and toppings of your choice, you can enjoy this perfect snack from A Happy Pancake.

Shibuya Nonbei Yokocho

This is a small pathway near the Shibuya scramble crossing filled with Izakaya (friendly pubs) and restaurants. The path is commonly known as the “Drunkard’s Alley.”

Umegaoka Sushi no Midori Sohonten

Found in the Shibuya Mark City department store, you can enjoy eating a big size serving of sushi in this restaurant. You can choose from a wide array of choices, or if you are up to it, try all of their available sushi products.

Sangyodo

This is a family restaurant with homemade style cuisine. You can enjoy a great meal of seafood, and you can even watch as they get the sashimi ready if you choose to sit in the counter.

Kamiyama

The elegant ambiance of the restaurant offers home-made soba that you can hugely enjoy.

Okumura

This is a small restaurant that provides soba and udon in their menu. What makes the place really interesting is the tatami mat they use to give you a Japanese home-style environment.

Nana

The restaurant offers Kyoto-style cuisine and an atmosphere known as the obanzai style. The food they offer is served in a small serving and presented merely for you to enjoy all of the dishes they provide for the season.

Tempura TsunaHachi

The restaurant was opened in 1975 and is located near the station. In this place, you will be enjoying the tempura bowl of deep-fried vegetables and seafood, all in Japanese-style.

Ichiran

This is how ramen is typically served in Japan: you order from a vending machine, get a ticket and have it served in front of you from behind a wooden curtain in your table. If you get thirsty, you can get water from your own water dispenser. The place offers privacy by having seats separated by walls you can remove if you want to enjoy the experience with a friend.

Asuka

Ramen that is topped by tonkatsu, or pork cutlet. The delicious ramen they serve will make you want to go back to Asuka.

Shabuzen

Experience eating shabu-shabu in Japan. The Izakaya is only open for dinner, and they also offer rooms with traditional Japanese surroundings.

Zauo

The restaurant is only available in the evening. Put this place in your itinerary so that you can get to experience catching your own seafood.

Beer Stand Hiranoya

Before it became a bar, the area was a well-known liquor store. This bar offers more than 150 choices of cold beer that came from other countries.

Bar Legacy

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, you can enjoy a whiskey or cocktail with a sophisticated ambiance in Bar Legacy.

Be adventurous and visit everything that interests you in Shibuya. Do not forget to bring your camera, extra batteries or power bank, for you would surely be taking a lot of pictures on this trip.

SHIBUYA, TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE | ATTRACTIONS

Shibuya, Tokyo

Fly Tokyo (Narita), Japan Via Cebu Pacific

Effective December 1, 2018, Cebu Pacific will have its daily flights for Narita (Tokyo), Japan via Cebu International Airport.

For more visit www.cebupacificair.com

How to Get Shibuya Station

The transportation system in Japan could be quite overwhelming especially for first-timers. So it is imperative to get hold always your paper maps, google maps, etc. While there are map apps which you can use offline, I would still prefer to have internet access all the time.

I had tried my best to gather all the information to help people traveling to Tokyo, Japan including Shibuya, so please refer to our comprehensive Tokyo Travel guide for more.

Below are Access guides to Shibuya Station from airports and major train/Shinkansen stations in Tokyo.

If you purchase train passes such as Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) and Tokyo Subway Ticket, make sure to get the train service that the pass can be used for. Otherwise, you will need to pay again.

 

From the Airports and Stations to Shibuya Station

  1. Narita Airport Terminal 1
  2. Narita Airport Terminal 2 & 3
  3. Haneda Airport International Terminal
  4. Tokyo Station
  5. Asakusa Station
  6. Ueno Station
  7. Ginza Station
  8. Shinjuku Station
  9. Harajuku Station

1. From Narita Airport Terminal 1 to Shibuya Station

You have two train options to reach Shibuya from Narita Airport Terminal 1: JR Narita Express or Keisei Skyliner.

Use JR Narita Express

If you have JR Pass or don’t want to change any trains, take JR Narita Express.

Platform 1 and 2

Fare: JPY 3,390

Travel Time: 1 hour and 20 mins

Use Keisei Skyliner (Express) and JR Yamanote Line

If you didn’t buy a JR Pass and wanted to save, this is the recommended option. Take Keisei Skyliner (Express) and change trains to JR Yamanote Line.

Platform 4 and 5 (Keisei Skyliner)

The moment you reach Nippori Station change train to JR Yamanote Line (Platform 10)

Fare: JPY2,470+JPY200

Travel Time: 40 mins (Keisei Sky Liner) + 28 mins (JR Yamanote Line)

2. From Narita Airport Terminal 2 & 3 to Shibuya Station

You have two train options to reach Shibuya from Narita Airport Terminal 2 and 3: JR Narita Express or Keisei Skyliner.

From the terminal 3 to 2, you can move by free shuttle bus or by foot if you have no heavy luggage.

Use JR Narita Express

If you have JR Pass or don’t want to change any trains, take JR Narita Express.

*Platform 1 (Please note that this is the only platform, remember not to take trains to Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station)

Fare: JPY3,390

Time: 1 hour and 15 mins

Use Keisei Skyliner (Express) and JR Yamanote Line

If you didn’t purchase the JR Pass and want to save, this is the recommended option. Take Keisei Skyliner (Express) and change trains to JR Yamanote Line.

Platform 4 and 5(Keisei Skyliner)

Change trains at Nippori Station to JR Yamanote Line (Platform 10)

Fare: JPY2,470+JPY200

Travel Time: 37 mins (Keisei Sky Liner) + 28 mins (JR Yamanote Line)

3. From Haneda Airport International Terminal to Shibuya Station

Use Keikyu Line and JR Yamanote Line

Platform 2

You should change trains at Shinagawa Station to JR Yamanote Line(Platform 1)

Fare: JPY410+JPY170

Travel Time: 13 mins (Keisei Sky Liner) + 12 mins (JR Yamanote Line)

4. From Tokyo Station

For most travelers, Tokyo’s transportation hub Tokyo Station may be a starting point.

Use JR Yamanote Line (Bound For Shinagawa/Shibuya)

Platform 5

Fare: JPY200

Travel Time: 24 mins

5. From Asakusa Station to Shibuya Station

One of the most favorite destinations in Tokyo is Asakusa because of its famed Sensoji Temple and Kaminarimon Gate. So if you stay in Asakusa and would visit Shibuya, take the route below.

Use Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

Platform 1 and 2

Fare: JPY240

Travel Time: 34 mins

6. From Ueno Station to Shibuya Station

If you are staying in Ueno and would visit Shibuya, take this route:

Use JR Yamanote Line (Bound For Ikebukuro/Shinjuku/Shibuya)

Platform 3

Fare: JPY200

Travel Time: 31mins

*For JR Pass users

– Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

Platform 1

Fare: JPY200

Travel Time: 28 mins

*For Tokyo Subway Ticket users

7. From Ginza Station to Shibuya Station

If you are coming from Ginza and would visit Shibuya, take this route:

Use Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

Platform 1

Fare: JPY200

Travel Time: 16 mins

8. From Shinjuku Station to Shibuya Station

Shinjuku is located next to Shibuya.

Use JR Yamanote Line

Platform 14

Fare: JPY160

Travel Time: 7 mins

9.Walking from Harajuku to Shibuya

Harajuku is very close to Shibuya, so if you are staying in Harajuku and would simply visit Shibuya, you may opt to walk to see more attractions along the way. Of course, don’t forget your google map.

You can also take the train from Harajuku via JR Yamanote Line.

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3 Comments

  1. I remember the first time I went to Tokyo, I really made sure to have my picture on that crossing at Shibuya. …I am so happy to know that Cebu Pacific is now flying Narita daily

  2. Amazing, that crossing in Shibuya is really popular. I guess it’s a must place to take your pic especially it is your first time in Tokyo.

  3. Each I visit Tokyo, I really visit Shibuya. I enjoyed shopping at Don Quijote 🙂 🙂 🙂

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