100 Things to Do in Shibuya, Tokyo’s Fashionable Metropolis, in 2018

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  • Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s main districts, home to countless department stores, restaurants, clubs, love hotels, and karaoke parlors. If you visit Tokyo, spending time in Shibuya is a definite must-see place! Although partying and shopping are great choices, they aren’t the only things to do. Here are 100 things to do in Shibuya, one of the coolest districts in Tokyo!

    For more things to do in other areas, check this list out!
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    1. Dress in a Kimono and Take Pictures at Shibuya Crossing

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    There is a fantastic opportunity to dress in a kimono and get your photograph taken at Shibuya Crossing, or the “scramble”, one of the most famous and busy crossings in the world! Have a unique photoshoot of mixing old and new Japan and make unforgettable memories! If you’d like to see the whole of Tokyo, there is a full Tokyo tour, too.

    Booking details: Dress in Kimono and take Pictures at the Shibuya crossing

    2. Visit an Izakaya with Locals

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    If you’re not proficient in the local language, it can be easy to stick with restaurants that look tourist and English-friendly; however, are you getting a real local experience? Luckily, in Shibuya you can meet a local person who will take you to a real Japanese pub, called an “izakaya”, recommend dishes you may not have tried before, and show you how ordinary Japanese people party! If you’d like to immerse yourself in the culture while you’re here, check out this tour!

    Booking details: Enjoy Japanese Dishes with Locals at an Izakaya in Tokyo!

    3. Make Your Own Wagashi

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    “Wagashi” are Japanese traditional sweets often served with green tea, made from rice cakes and sweet red bean paste. The sweetness of the wagashi compliments the bitterness of the tea. In Shibuya, there’s a chance for you to make some of these sweets with a local person! Learn more about Japanese confectionary and take some home as souvenirs.

    Booking details: Make Wagashi! Traditional Japanese Sweets in Tokyo

    4. Visit the Alice in Wonderland Cafe

    If you love Disney, you’d adore this sweet Alice in Wonderland-themed cafe! There are several in Tokyo, and the Shibuya one is called “Alice in a Dancing Land”. Reserve your seats here, and step into the wonderful and weird land!

    Booking details: Reservation for Alice’s Cafes in Tokyo

    5. Shibuya Evening Walking Food Tour

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    Stomach rumbling? Not sure what to do for dinner? Why not take a special walking food tour, where you can taste various kinds of street food, try dishes found off the beaten path, and be shown all the best places by a local? Better prepare a huge appetite, because this 3-hour tour will surely satisfy your craving for authentic Japanese food!

    Booking details: Go Out on a Shibuya Evening Walking Food Tour!

    6. Rock Bar in Shibuya

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    If you’re a fan of rock music, you may be interested in checking out a rock bar in Shibuya. You can request your favorite music and meet other music fans. You can check it out by yourself or try the below, where a local person will take you there and also to Tower Records music shop!

    Booking details: Go to a Rock Bar in Shibuya and Make Local Music Friends

    7. Go Shopping with a Guide in Shibuya and Aoyama

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    Shibuya is a fantastic place to go shopping! There are countless international and local stores selling clothes, video games, music and more. Because it’s such a large district and it’s quite easy to get lost, consider going with a local guide who can help you buy train tickets, take you out to lunch and recommend great fashion and accessories.

    Booking details: Explore Stylish Shops in Shibuya & Aoyama with a Local Guide

    8. Get Your Nails Done, Japanese Style!

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    Nail art is very popular in Japan, and new and exciting designs are constantly being made! Popular Japan-themed nails include sushi, Hello Kitty, traditional kimono patterns, and more! If you’d like to try getting a really nail art experience, consider the package deal below. You can choose from over 100 patterns or even design your own if you’re feeling creative!

    Booking details: Japanese artistic nail art experience in Shibuya

    9. Take a Japanese Cooking Class

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    If you love Japanese food so much that you just want to take it home with you, why not take a cooking class and learn how to make your favorite dishes? Cook a main dish, two side dishes, miso soup and rice, then finish it off with some delicious Japanese green tea and a dessert!

    Booking details: Join an Authentic Japanese Cooking Class in Shibuya, Tokyo

    10. Have a Samurai Photoshoot with the Kill Bill Choreographer

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    In Shibuya, there’s a great chance to dress as a samurai and get a photo shoot of you and others in various fighting poses! The samurai armor is authentic, and you can print your unique photos onto mugs and t-shirts to make unique souvenirs. Best of all, the person in charge of it all was a choreographer for Kill Bill! If you’d like to join this exciting experience, check it out!

    Booking details: Samurai Photoshoot with the Kill Bill Choreographer!

    11. Take a 3-Hour Shopping Tour

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    Shopping in Shibuya isn’t all fashion and clothes – there are plenty of music, book and DVD shops, too. On this 3-hour morning tour, you can see all the best places to get everyday goods, used clothes. Your guide will also introduce you to their favorite cafe.

    Booking details: Explore Shibuya for shopping in 3 hours

    12. Experience a Tea Ceremony

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    The Japanese tea ceremony is one of Japan’s precious and rather complicated cultures. In Shibuya, you can experience a real tea ceremony, though the guide emphasizes that it is not as strict as some others, meaning you can just relax and enjoy it. Kimonos are provided (though for men only; women won’t be able to dress up but can still take part in the ceremony). You can even make your own matcha!

    Booking details: Experience a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Shibuya, Tokyo

    13. Try “Ikebana”, Japanese Flower Arrangement

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    Ikebana (生け花) is another of Japan’s important traditions, and in Tokyo you can experience it yourself! Learn some history of flower arranging and have a go at it yourself. You don’t need to take anything as the teacher will provide everything you’ll need. Immerse yourself in local culture and try it!

    Booking details: Experience Ikebana, a Flower Arrangement Class!

    14. Spend Time with a Local

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    There is also the chance to meet up with a local person and talk or ask them anything you’d like about Japan! Make a new friend in Tokyo, and learn local knowledge from a native that you won’t find in guidebooks!

    Booking details: Share Stories with a Japanese Woman Over Coffee!

    15. Have Your Senses Awakened with Dialog in the Dark

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    Dialog in the Dark is a unique experience originally started to raise awareness for the visually impaired. This unique tour will awaken your other senses as they take you on a journey where you can’t rely on your eyesight. Try out this unique experience in Shibuya by reserving tickets below.

    Booking details: Get Tickets for Dialog in the Dark

    16. See the Hachiko Statue

    Hachiko was an Akita dog who, in the 1920s and ’30s, gained fame after waiting every day at Shibuya Station for his master to return home from work. Even after his master died suddenly, Hachiko still faithfully waited every day for nine years until he died in 1935. The love and loyalty of this trusty canine inspired the creation of the Hachiko Statue, one of the most photographed spots in Shibuya.

    Hachiko is located between the Scramble crossing and the station, supposedly close to where Hachiko loyally waited for his master. Be sure to check it out; if you’re lucky, you might see the cat that sometimes ventures there to sit between Hachiko’s paws.

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    17. Party at a Nightclub

    If you love to dance the night away and you’re looking for a fun location to drink, dance, and enjoy club music, Shibuya is the district for you. Popular nightclubs include TK Shibuya, WOMB, and Club Camelot. They are all within walking distance from the station, and the handy central location of Shibuya ensures you can catch the last train back to your hotel without much trouble.

    18. Try Japanese Curry Rice at the Popular Murugi

    There’s little better in the cold Tokyo winter than a warm and comforting bowl of curry rice. It is well-known in Japan as a meal to fill you up and warm you, and there are numerous curry rice restaurants in the country. Murugi, located in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya, is famous for its giant-sized curry rice which also tastes delicious. The menu is small but the curry rice they make is out of this world!

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    19. Find Bargains on Books and CDs at Rhythm and Books

    If you are a bookworm, or a CD-worm for that matter, you should definitely pay a visit to Rhythm and Books near Yoyogi Park. Here you will find a plethora of second-hand CDs, records, comics, and books. You can relax at the shop for a while and browse the shelves, or buy a few and take them home. You can also find a reasonably large selection of foreign-language books.

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    20. Catch an Indie Movie at Uplink

    Uplink is a trendy and comfortable indie movie theater. The venue features three cinema spaces, a gallery, a shop, and a cafe/restaurant. Films shown here are international as well as Japanese, and feature a variety of indie movies.

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    21. Enjoy Reggae and Cocktails at Millibar

    This hidden treasure of a bar, Millibar, is located in the Udagawacho area of Shibuya and is famed for its nice atmosphere, friendly staff and clientele, and delicious food and drinks. The owner plays a nice mix of reggae and world music, and this is a great place to relax by yourself or with friends and take in the ambience!

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    22. Get a Very Unique Manicure at Disco

    If you are in the need for some nail care or art, head on down to the fabulous Disco nail salon. This popular places caters for any type of look or style and can create amazing sets of nails with beautiful images, designs, and patterns on them. Why not treat yourself and get a new look?

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    23. Visit a Love Hotel

    There are many love hotels in Japan, and some of the most well-known are concentrated in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya. Love hotels are basically hotels which cater to couples/groups who want a fun night. Some of these hotels offer amazing unique features such as jacuzzi’s, mirrored ceilings, private karaoke rooms, and jet baths. They are a little gimmicky but definitely a guaranteed fun and memorable experience!

    24. Go to Hooters

    Regardless of who you are, Hooters can be a very fun evening out! The popular Hooters in Shibuya serves up well-known dishes such as signature chicken wings, burgers, fries, and amazing cocktails. Located just in front of Shibuya 109, this lively restaurant is maintained by a staff team of friendly female waitresses who will have you on your feet dancing and singing throughout the evening!

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    25. Try Mexican Delights at Guzman Y Gomez

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    Guzman Y Gomez is a fantastic Mexican restaurant which originated in Australia. It specializes in serving casual and tasty Mexican delights including burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and salads. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, and the food is fresh, reasonably priced, and authentic!

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    26. Experience the Tokyo Clubbing Scene at Womb

    Womb is a clubbers paradise, so if you are looking for a fun night out then this could be the perfect venue. Known as one of the biggest and best clubs in Tokyo, the club features a huge DJ dance space, a chill-out lounge, and other smaller rooms. International DJ’s including Jeff Mills, Paul Oakenfold, and The Chemical Brothers have performed here, making it well-recognized.

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    27. Be Impressed by Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya

    If you are seeking a quiet but interesting place amidst the chaos of Shibuya you could take a trip to Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya. This modern and popular planetarium offers top-notch projectors and programmes in a comfortable auditorium. You can buy tickets for the programmes at their entrance hall, and the immersive space exploration programme will leave you feeling out of this world!

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    28. Reism Stand: Affordable and Friendly Coffee

    This great coffee shop opened in September 2017 and has quickly proved popular. It offers really nice coffee for a very decent price (250 yen for a cafe latte), and if you drink-in it has free wifi and charging outlets. The cafe also has a selection of eats including gratins and sandwiches. In an area where you can pay at least 400 yen for a coffee, this is a gem and well worth a visit!

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    29. Genki Sushi: Bring an Empty Stomach!

    This tourist-friendly and tummy friendly sushi joint is a must-visit if you like sushi and cheap eats. At Genki, you can choose from a wide range of traditional and more fusion-style sushi, snacks, drinks, and noodles, for really cheap prices. It tastes great and you order it on an individual ipad-style screen which is sitting at every table. The menu has an English-language option, and staff are welcoming. Bring an empty stomach, though!

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    30. Find Amazing 100 yen Gifts at Can Do

    Can Do is a great 100-yen store which has two branches in Shibuya. This store is famed for having decent quality items for unbeatable prices. You might find some great souvenirs or gifts here such as Japanese-style planets, kitchenware, cute accessories, and glassware. There are many 100-yen stores in Shibuya but this is commonly known as one of the best for quality and choice!

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    31. Party at Contact Nightclub

    Situated in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya, Contact nightclub has been open since 2016 and has proved popular and busy. It plays mainly electronic music and has many DJ’s of both Japanese and international origin. The club space is in a basement but has a good-sized dancefloor and a bar area. If you’re looking for a fun night with plenty of dancing, this could be a great option!

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    32. Visit the Beautiful Toguri Museum

    The Toguri Museum of Art houses some beautiful artworks from Japan. Open since 1987, you can enjoy looking at porcelain ornaments and artifacts, of which there are around 7,000! It is located in the Shoto residential area of Shibuya-Ku, and is set in a quiet atmosphere. The museum entrance fee is 1000 yen for adults (700 yen for high school students), and is well worth a trip!

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    33. Go Crazy with UFO Catchers at Taito Game Station

    For a fun Japanese experience, spend time (and money) at the Taito Game Station in Shibuya Toei Plaza. Here you can be entertained for hours playing arcades games and UFO catchers. Prizes include cute manga and anime memorabilia and some Japanese snacks. It’s guaranteed to give you a fun afternoon!

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    34. Visit a Farmer’s Market

    There is an amazing farmer’s market which is held every weekend in front of the United Nations University. Here you will find some great quality organic and local produce. This includes vegetables, fruits, meat, and artisan breads. You can also get some delicious ready-to-eat sandwiches and other meals, and amazing coffee! It is open from 10 am until 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

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    35. Discover Japanese Nature at Fureai Botanical Center

    If you are a nature-lover or just want to get away from the crowds or Shibuya for a while, take a trip to the Fureai Botanical Garden. It is home to over 200 kinds of tropical plants including aquatic and even carnivorous plants! There are also tanks of fish and bugs, and some fun events throughout the year for children and families. It also has a small library of flora and fauna literature.

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    36. Find Hidden Bars and Restaurants at Nonbei Yokocho

    Nonbei Yokocho (affectionately known as Drunkard Alley) is a winding narrow street close to Shibuya Station. People flock to this wonderful area usually at nighttime, for its small and intimate bars, yakitori (grilled meat) restaurants, and unique local shops. You could easily spend an evening exploring the treasures to be found in its winding streets and sampling some of the food and drink!

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    37. Relax in Nabeshima Shoto Park

    This relaxing park is a great place for a picnic, a walk, or to take young children. It has a children’s play area, plenty of benches, a nicely maintained pond, and trees which display beautiful cherry blossoms in Spring. Situated in the elegant Shoto neighborhood, you will find a relaxing haven in the city, here!

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    38. Have a Cheesy Meal

    Do you live and breathe cheese? This restaurant in Shibuya serves elegant cheese-based meals that is heaven for dairy lovers! Cheese Cheers Cafe serves a variety of delicious savoury meals with delicious cheese inside or on top, including sandwiches, pizza, steak, and salads. This is the place to be if you’re craving cheese!

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    39. Take a Trip to Harajuku

    The famous area of Harajuku, Tokyo’s fashion capital and one of the best places to shop for uusual clothes and accessories, is part of Shibuya ward and just a short train ride away on the Yamanote line. This hip neighbourhood is a must-see for all visitors to Tokyo.

    100 Things to Do in Harajuku, the Fashion Capital of Tokyo, in 2018!
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    40. Have Delicious Taco Rice at Fields

    About a five-minute walk from Shibuya Station is Fields, a stylish restaurant that serves some of the best Taco rice in Tokyo, among other dishes such as pizza and katsu curry. This large, filling dish has tasty meat sauce and potatoes on rice, topped with salad and sauce. It makes a tasty and healthy lunch, and because it’s away from Shibuya’s main street, it’s usually not too crowded.

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    41. Visit the Posh Neighbourhood of Daikanyama

    Daikanyama is famous in Tokyo as being a place of celebrities, brand stores, and posh cafes. Even if you don’t have a high budget, Daikanyama is great to stroll down to see sweet little dogs, visit the beautiful restaurants in and around Tsutaya, and maybe see a TV presenter or model! Visit the CA4LA hat shop, sip a latte at one of the excellent cafes, or if you’re looking for something more affordable, explore the DAISO 100 yen shop near Daikanyama Station.

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    42. Browse the Latest Electronics

    Shibuya is a great place to be for electronics. Just a few minutes’ walk from the station is BIC Camera, where you can get computer parts, video games, household appliances, and beauty products. It’s easy to spend hours browsing the items they’ve got piled high on these shelves. If you’re crazy for gadgets, one of this electronics stores is definitely worth a visit.

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    43. Shop ‘Til You Drop at Shibuya 109

    Shibuya 109 is one of the many great department stores in the Shibuya area! 109 is the place to find great clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories, and with several floors jam-packed with Japanese fashion stores, you won’t get bored in this shopping mansion. There is also a 109 for men.

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    44. Slurp Noodles at Hayashi Ramen

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    Japan is the land of delicious ramen! One place where you can get your hands on this delicious noodle broth dish is Hayashi, where you can get popular ramen dishes with thickly sliced pork, boiled egg, nori seaweed, and crunchy bamboo shoots. Don’t iss out on one of the most popular dishes in the country!

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    45. Visit Yoyogi Park

    Yoyogi Park is one of the most visited parks in Tokyo. With wide-open spaces, beautifully kept grounds, and frequent events and festivals, it’s a great place to take a break from Tokyo’s concrete jungle or join some exciting festivities. Yoyogi Park is right next to Harajuku and is a nice place to visit if the weather is good.

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    46. Browse Musical Instruments at Music Land Key

    Music Land Key near Shibuya Station is a great place to see some high-grade instruments including guitars, bass guitars, drum kits, keyboards, and equipment such as guitar picks, headphones, and amplifiers. Any musician would love a tour of this multi-storey building filled with musical treasures!

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    47. Shop at Forever 21 Before it Closes Down

    Despite being a popular store, Forever 21 will soon be closing down in Japan! The store in Shibuya is still open with some amazing seasonal deals on clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, and cosmetics, though, so be sure to grab some deals while you can!

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    48. Browse Adorable Kitchen and Dining Goods

    Afternoon Tea LIVING is a shop with some of the sweetest kitchenware and dining equipment you’ll ever see. Here, you could completely redecorate your kichen with sweet tupperware, fasks, containers, cups, cutting boards, cutlery, and more. It’s a great place to get gifts or to buy something to add cuteness to your kitchen at home.

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    49. Take a Break at The Roastery

    The Roastery by Nozy Coffee serves muffins and pastries, original coffee, homemade ice cream made from milk and espresso, and an unusual bottled cold drink called coffee porter! Try this unusual coffee-based drink and more at this stylish establishment, where you can also buy coffee beans.

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    50. Look at Books, DVDs, and Video Games at Tsutaya

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    It isn’t difficult to spot the huge Tsutaya building in front of the Scramble crossing! This bulding has books including Japanese language textbooks, video games, DVDs, music CDs, and a cafe at the top in which you can relax and check out your new goodies! Tsutaya is a nationally loved branch for renting and buying entertainment. Be sure to give it a visit if you want these kinds of items.

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    51. Go on a Shopping Adventure at Mega Don Quijote

    If you haven’t visited the recently-renovated Don Quijote yet, be sure to add it to your itinerary! This monster store has discounted goods from costumes and cosmetics to food, household goods, and unique items. It’s easy to get lost in this maze of shelves piled high with affordable goods! Don’t miss Don Quijote if you’re looking for things you might not be able to find anywhere else, or costumes for Halloween, especially.

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    52. Get a 500 Yen Pizza at CONA

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    In the mood for pizza? CONA serves tasty and decent-sized pizzas of many different varieties or just 500 yen, including tax, all day! The restaurant itself has two floors and a friendly atmosphere. We recommend the eggplant and bacon pizza!

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    53. Sing You Heart Out at Karaoke

    Karaoke is a pastime that is well loved in Japan, so why not try it while you’re in Tokyo? It’s perfect if you’re planning to stay the night in Shibuya or your plans have been spoiled by rain. Popular karaoke parlours in the Shibuya area include Joysound and Big Echo.

    54. Visit START Bar

    START Bar is a great place to go for a chat and an alcoholic drink! This intimate and friendly bar has a large screen playing music; you can request your favourite song (though the bartender doesn’t speak English that well). They also have an English menu selling yummy snacks, beer, whiskey, and other bottled beverages.

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    55. See Some Live Music at Shibuya Desero

    Shibuya Deseo is just one of the places in Shibuya to see great live performances. It’s easy walking distance from the main train station and they keep fans up to date with their upcoming events on their website, which is easy to navigate.

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    56. Visit the “No Makeup” Cafe

    This innovative concept was recently introduced to Shibuya. Naturalia is a cafe where none of the staff wear any makeup at all! The makeup-free zone aims to make customers feel more relaxed, and also saves the employees money as they don’t have to invest in cosmetics for work. Give this interesting and unique cafe a try.

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    57. See the Cherry Blossoms

    Shibuya’s Sakuragaoka-cho Street has an uphill street (very close to the aforementioned Musicland Key) which blooms with cherry blossoms in early spring. It’s the perfect place to take a stroll and people watch when you’re exploring the surrounding shops and cafes.

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    58. Go Bowling

    Perfect for a rainy day or if you’re tired of shopping! EST Bowling Alley, which is just a few minutes’ walk from Shibuya Station, is a great place to challenge your friends and known down some pins.

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    59. Visit the Yamatane Museum of Art

    This gorgeous collection of Japanese art, including woodblock prints, oil paintings, and calligraphy, is well worth a visit while you’re in Shibuya. There are always new exhibitions being planned and the museum just celebrated its 150-year anniversar. There is also a shop and cafe on-site. you can find plenty more information about this museum o their English website below.

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    60. Have a Movie-Themed Cocktail

    A unique bar in Shibuya called Hachigatsu no Kujira (which literally means the Whale of August) makes cocktails based off movies! Tell them your favourite film or choose from their extensive menu. You’ll be able to see what the base liquor of the drink is and see what creative colours and additions the staff have added to put famous movies into a cocktail.

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    61. Try Deep Fried Kushikatsu

    Kushikatsu Tanaka is a casual restaurant where you can buy kushikatsu, a delicious street food dish from Osaka which involves deep-frying anything from chicken and beef to mochi and banana. You can also get a range of vegetables.

    Each piece is dipped (only once) into the provided sauce and can be enjoyed with a variety of side-dishes. It makes a seriously delicious lunch or evening meal. Whiskey and soda is also the signature drink of this establishment and you can even play dice games to get discounts or jumbo sizes!

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    62. Check Out the Latest Fashions at Shibuya Modi

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    This modern shop is ten storeys high and only stores the hottest and latest fashion items. It also has a bookstore, a cafe, and a kimono shop. You can easily spend hours browsing all Modi has to offer, so why not check out this modern and exciting building?

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    63. Get a Sweet Treat from the Lindt Chocolate Cafe

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    Though not as big as some other Lindt cafes in Tokyo, this cafe and shop is a great place to grab a sweet drink or a box of chocolates for a loved one. During cherry blossom season, they serve a tasty sakura-themed frozen drink, and year-round you can get chocolate milkshakes, hot cocoa, and green-tea flavoured beverages, as well as ice cream and partfaits. Check this place out if you’re in the mood for high-quality chocolate!

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    64. Take Cute Purikura Pictures

    “Purikura” is the name for Japanese photo booths, where you can take cute photos that enhance your features, automatically airbrush, and even make you look slimmer. You can also add pictures and writing to your photos, making them utterly unique. It’s a great activity to take memorable photos of your time in Shibuya. Head to Calla Lily arcade to take purikura.

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    65. Enjoy Coffee and a Book at BookCafe Days Shibuya

    As the name suggests, BookCafe Days is the place to enjoy a hot drinks and some times with a book. The cafe has a range of comics and novels to choose from, and of course you’re also welcome to bring your own book to read. There are a lot of children’s books here, which is perfect if you’re travelling with kids.

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    66. Visit Onden Shrine

    Onden Shrine is a peaceful little Buddhist getaway in the area between Shibuya and Harajuku. This little shrine is relatively new for Japan but still holds the tranquil aura. Visit this charming lttle area and pray at the shrine for love and good fortune.

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    67. Have Some Delicious Vegetarian Falafel

    Are you a vegetarian in Tokyo or do you just fancy eating something meat-free? Check out Kuumba du Falafel in Shibuya, which sells mouth-watering dishes that are 100% meat-free. The food is tasty, healthy, and quite an unusual find for Tokyo. Give it a try!

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    68. Shop at Shibuya Cast

    Shibuya is indeed one of the best places in Tokyo to go shopping. Shibuya Cast is trendy, the hotspot for events, and offers great food and desserts as well as the designers’ market. This exciting location is fantastic for shopping and checking out Tokyo’s latest trends.

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    69. Catch a Live Show at Bunkamura

    Bunkamura is a fantastic venue hosting an art gallery, two movie theatres, and a large hall for live performances. Check out their English website to see what’s on while you are in Shibuya, and have the experience of a lifetime.

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    70. Use the Internet and Read at Bagus Gran Cyber Cafe

    Internet cafes are a great way to relax in the daytime, use the internet for cheap, and hang out if you missed the last train and don’t fancy clubbing or karaoke. Bagus Gran Cyber Cafe not only offers a computer and comic books, bt also has billiards, darts, simulation golf, and party rooms!

    Whether you’re looking for a quiet sit-down by yourself or somewhere to hang out with your friends, this entertaining establishment has you covered.

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    71. Try Delicious Pancakes at Banks Cafe & Dining

    Are you crazy for desserts and pancakes? Banks Cafe & Dining, previously called Scotch Bank Cafe, is a fantastic place to stop off and sample some tasty treats. The place also sells savoury Italian cuisine and hot beverages.

    Banks Shibuya Tabelog page
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    72. Visit the Diesel Art Gallery

    Are you in the mood to see some art? Diesel Art Gallery is a great place to see artwork by artists from all over the world. See what exhibition is on during your visit and enjoy a stroll to see some seriously cool works. The gallery on the B1 floor is free, and the museum on the third floor has an entrance fee.

    Diesel Art Gallery website
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    73. Visit the Library

    If you’re caught in the rain, finished shopping, and want to escape the crowds for a while, the library is an excellent refuge to curl up with a book and take a break. Komorebi-Owada Library is just a five-minute walk from Shibuya Station and has English books as well as Japanese.

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    74. Head to Coins Bar for Cheap Drinks and Hip Hop

    Drinking in Shibuya can get pricey, but Coins Bar is a relatively small but cosy establishment where drinks start at 300 yen. There is a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails as well as Japanese sake. On Saturdays, they host The Breakdown, a hip hop themed evening. Hip hop fans visiting Shibuya at the weekend won’t want to miss this bar.

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    75. Browse Music at Tower Records

    In the electronic age where we can access music on the internet with a blink of an eye, old-style music shops are becoming fewer and fewer as time goes on. However, the charming Tower Records still stands strong in Shibuya, with old records, CDs, and books carrying on for nine floors!

    The building itself is easy to spot, and you might feel drawn to it even if you don’t have much of an interest in music. Give this exciting building a browse and see what you can unearth.

    Tower Records website *Japanese only
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    76. Grab a Cheap Bite at Tokyu Food Show

    A budget is something we all have to take care of while we’re travelling. If Shibuya’s themed cafes or high-class restaurants are a little over your budget, the Tokyu Food Show in Tokyu Department Store is a great place to grab tasty and affordable food. It is a great place to get grocieres as well, so if you’re living in Tokyo or you’re staying in a hostel, be sure to check it out for some great deals.

    Tokyu Food Show website *Automatic translation available
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    77. Visit Ebisu

    Ebisu is a stylish and high-class neighbourhood famous for Yebisu Beer, its numerous bars and restaurants, and charming shopping streets. Be sure to give it a visit, as it is one of Shibuya Ward’s nicest neighbourhoods.

    Things to Do in and Around Ebisu, the Birthplace of the Much-Loved Yebisu Beer
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    78. Check Out Art at Gallery X by Parco

    Gallery X by Parco is an elegant art gallery where you can check out modern art as well as catch exhibitions, events, and performances. Check out the museum or even see what’s on offer at the online store on the website below.

    Gallery X by Parco website *Japanese only
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    79. Visit Miyamasu Mitake Shrine

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    This shrine is very popular during the local festival in September. It’s worth visiting no matter what the season to get a snap of the wolf statues, rare in Japan, on your way to praying for safety during your trip.

    Miyamasu Mitake Shrine website *Japanese only
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    80. Feast on Sausages and Beer at Hemel Miyamasu

    In the mood for a Japanese-style pub snack with a western twist? Hemel Miyamasu is a great place to get your hands on some delicious, juicy sausages and a cold beer, a wonderful combination that has reached even Tokyo. The bar also sells other meat dishes to go perfectly with the Belgian beer on offer.

    Hemel Miyamasu Tabelog page
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    81. Listen to Music and Enjoy Some Cheap Drinks at DJ Bar Bridge

    Staying in Shibuya for the evening? Give this trendy bar a visit. DJ Bar Bridge is right in front of Shibuya Station and has a renowned high quality sound system and affordable drinks. For a fun night of music and great drinks without breaking the bank, give this bar a visit.

    DJ Bar Bridge website
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    82. Attend a Festival

    Shibuya is a hotspot for annual Japanese festivals! Popular ones, where you can enjoy unique experiences, taste delectable street food, and take amazing photos, include the Shibuya Summer Festival in August and the Meiji Shrine Spring Festival, not to mention the endless events held in Yoyogi Park. See what’s on while you’re there and catch an exciting festival.

    83. Browse Trendy Wallpaper at Walpa Store

    If you just moved to Tokyo and you’re looking for wallpaper, there’s no better place to find it than Walpa Store in Shibuya. This shop ha heaps of styles of different kinds of wallpaper, some plain, some bright, some trendy and some vintage. Even if you’re not planning on buying, it’s still fun to browse what the shop has on offer.

    Walpa Store website *Japanese only
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    84. Get Great Souvenirs at Maruara Watanabe

    No doubt you’ll want to get souvenirs from your trip to Tokyo! Maruara Watanabe is a great choice on getting traditional gifts, and a special feature of this store is the vending machines right outside it where you can get quirky little items even if the shop is already closed.

    Maruara Watanabe website
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    85. Hunt for Vintage Clothing at Sullen

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    If you love vintage and retro fashion items from the 1990s, this shop cannot be missed. Sullen has everything from casual street fashion to workwear, with a delicious twist of the nostalgic last decade of the 20th century.

    Sullen website
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    86. Enjoy Some Delicious Okonomiyaki

    You don’t have to be in Kansai to enjoy this yummy Japanese pancake, originally hailing from Osaka and Hiroshima. Okonomiyaki Wahaha is a highly rated restaurant offering this gorgeous dish, served to your liking. A meal here is the perfect end to a perfect day in Shibuya.

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    87. Pick Up Knitting Supplies

    This hobby store, La Droguerie, is perfect if you or someone you know loves knitting and sewing. Browse and collect beads, ribbons, wool, and yarn and get some inspiration.

    La Droguerie website *French and Japanese only
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    Shibuya Tours for Those Who Also Want to Go to Other Areas

    Although Shibuya is a great place to visit, there are countless other areas in Tokyo that offer unique experiences and opportunities. For tours that offer various areas including Shibuya, check these out below!

    88. Have a Fun Night Out with a Local

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    Japan is indeed full of cultural experiences and rich history, but that doesn’t mean local people don’t know how to have a great night out! Shibuya is one of the best places to go if you’re looking to eat, drink, and party the night away. A local will show you their favorite spots, adjust the night according to your wishes, and ensure you have a great night you won’t easily forget.

    Booking details: Spend an Exciting Night Out in Tokyo!

    89. Tour Popular Places with a Local

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    If you’d like to see Tokyo from a local person’s perspective, consider trying the tour below. You can choose and combine several types of places from the list, including Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ueno, Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, and many more. Book for your most desired areas and let the guide do the rest!

    Booking details: Tour all the popular places in Tokyo with a local!

    90. Visit the Filming Locations of the Hit TV Drama “Born For You”

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    The romantic drama Born For You, set in Japan, is an extremely popular Filipino TV series. There’s a chance to visit the Japanese filming locations! Definitely check it out if you’re a fan of Born For You!

    Booking details: Visit the Film Locations of Born for You in Japan

    91. Shore Excursion from Yokohama Port to Tokyo

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    If you’re taking the cruise ship to Yokohama Port and would like to see Shibuya, among other places, on a day trip, there’s a fantastic excursion to go around Tokyo by car, visiting must-see places including various locations in Harajuku, Shibuya, Ginza, and Tokyo Tower. Alternatively, you can just book transport from Yokohama Port to Tokyo.

    Booking details: Shore excursion from Yokohama Port to Tokyo

    92. Music Experience/Tour

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    If you’re into Japanese and Korean music, definitely don’t miss out on all the amazing music shops Harajuku has to offer! This tour offers a tour of all the best places across Harajuku and Shin-Okubo, as well as any live events you’re interested in attending.

    Booking details: Music Experience around Tokyo

    93. Harajuku to Shibuya Private Walking Tour

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    Harajuku is another great place to visit while you’re in Japan. With its “kawaii” (cute) culture, crazy fashions and number of animal cafes, it’s a cool place to go and submerge yourself in Japanese pop culture. This tour offers a day out that includes both Harajuku and Shibuya, so you can enjoy them both in one trip.

    Booking details: Harajuku – Shibuya Private Walking Tour

    94. West side of Tokyo walking tour

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    You can mix up Harajuku with historical sites on a special walking tour that takes you to various popular locations on the west side of Tokyo. You can also adjust the schedule to fit your needs and interests.

    Booking details: One Day Walking Tour of West Side of Tokyo!

    95. Take an All-Included Tour with a trip to Fuji Q Highland Theme Park

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    This 5-day tour includes a trip to Fuji Q Highland Theme Park, and a trip to locations such as Harajuku, Odaiba, and Asakusa. An airport transfer is also included.

    Booking details: Discover Tokyo in an affordable 5-day package tour!

    96. See Meiji Jingu Shrine and the Imperial Palace Gardens

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    Meiji Shrine is in Shibuya Ward and is home to the tallest torii gate in Japan. It is also the burial grounds of one of Japan’s old emperors. You can see this shrine and the famous Imperial Palace gardens on the below tour.

    Booking details: Explore Meiji Jingu shrine and the Imperial Palace in Tokyo!

    97. Take a Bus Tour with Lunch and a Bay Cruise

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    This tour combines an information-packed bus tour to see some of Tokyo’s best sights including Sensoji Temple, Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace Gardens and Hamarikyu Garden with a bay cruise. If you’d like to see a lot of Tokyo and ride a ferry, this tour is for you.

    Booking details: Panoramic Tokyo Bus Tour with Lunch and Bay Cruise

    98. Take a Half-Day Tour of Tokyo with an English Guide

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    This tour is similar to the one above, except it only runs until 1:00pm, giving you the afternoon to explore by yourself. Consider taking this half-day tour so you don’t miss anything, but still have time to spend the rest of the day in a place of your choice.

    Booking details: Enjoy Half-Day Tour of Best Tokyo Spots with English Guide!

    99. Get a Hotel and Tour Package Deal in Tokyo

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    This tour includes a transfer from Haneda Airport or Narita Airport, a 3-night accommodation with breakfast, and a half-day walking tour with an English-speaking guide. The other two days are free, so there is some flexibility with this tour. With this package deal, you don’t have to worry about traveling to and from the airport, or about finding a good hotel!

    Booking details: Enjoy Tokyo in a free & easy package

    100. Avail a Tokyo 5-Day Package Tour with a Trip to Hakone

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    If you’d like a short break in Tokyo with everything taken care of, why not save money and time by booking a complete package deal? The following tour includes hotel transfers (if your hotel is in the Tokyo metropolitan area), an east-Tokyo walking tour, a Hakone and Mt. Fuji tour including a boat cruise, and a lot more!

    Booking details: Avail a Tokyo 5-day Package Tour with a day trip to Hakone

    There are many other services offered for your trip to Tokyo that are worth taking note of. For example, book your Haneda to Tokyo airport transfer if you’d like to get from the airport to your hotel stress-free. There is also the essential Suica card for riding Japanese trains, or an unlimited subway travel pass if you’d prefer.

    Visiting Japan is a fantastic experience, and with these 30 things to do, your visit will be anything but boring! Shop until you drop, learn about Japanese culture and most importantly, have a great time.

    For more things to do in other areas, check this list out!
    Would you like to stay in Shibuya? Check out all the hotels in the area here!