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City Guide to Tokyo : Shibuya

Tokyo city Shibuya Travel Guide

Shibuya, the energetic heart of Tokyo. Electrifying, color-filled and fashion district wonder. This extraordinary cityscape, Shibuya is a world in itself, It brims with skyscrapers, Japanese fashion boutiques, and bustling ramen joints. But the real highlight? The Resident Evil opening scene, Shibuya Crossing. Standing there right in the heart of Tokyo, in the heart of Japan. Here’s your city guide to the best of Shibuya. Bring an appetite for adventure, ’cause trust me, you’re gonna need it!

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How to Get to Shibuya?

You can easily get to Shibuya using the metro station. Take the major city loop, the JR Yamanote Line, and get off at Shibuya Station. Don’t forget to get a SUICA CARD, it’s the japan metro card. You can get a physical SUICA card through KLOOK.COM.  I purchased my SUICA Card and JR pass with KLOOK.COM

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Best Things to do in Shibuya

1. Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

As you walk through the Shibuya Crossing it’ll finally hit you… This is really Japan!

2. RAMEN AT SHIBUYA

Shibuya, Tokyo Ramen spot
Shibuya ramen

Post the obligatory photo of the Shibuya Crossing, I discovered this little ramen shop just a few blocks away. It turned out to serve the best darn ramen I’ve slurped while in Japan! I ordered a bowl, and made the rookie mistake thinking the broth was too clear for my taste. Oh, was I fooled! That broth! Oh, man—the flavor, it was rich and flavorful. What liquid magic was this!

Oreryu Shio-ramen Shibuya-main store

3. SHOPPING AT HARAYUKU’S TAKESHITA DORI

Japan.Tokyo_.Shibuya-4

Takeshita Dori, the main street of Tokyo’s Harajuku district. This street is an explosion of fashion trends, quirky shops, and  street eats. You can find everything from trinkets, creative jewelry, dollar shops and street fashion. This street is filled with colorful sweets, including cotton candy and crepes.

Takeshita St. 

1-chōme-19 Jingūmae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

Tip: Go into the side alleys of Takeshita street it’s much less crowded ! There are many stores, coffee shop and restaurants and fashion stores!

4. FUN PHOTOS AT PURIKURA PHOTOBOOT MACHINES

harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

I got distracted taking photos at the purikura photoboot machines. Purikuras are fun but it took me a few minutes to figure out how to use them. The machine is composed of two booths, one where you take the pictures and the second where you edit the pictures. At the end the machine prints the photos through a small window in the lower front of the booth in the outside.

Purikura- Nora

Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, 渋谷区Jingumae, 1 Chome−17-5

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5. REST STOP AT A COFFEE SHOP IN HARAJUKU

Japan tokyo Harajuku
MILK CRAFT CREAM CAFE

In the vicinity of Takeshita street there’s “Milk Cafe“, a craft cream cafe that uses milk from Hokkaido. Hokkaido produces the best milk in Japan. I got Hokkaido milk ice cream AND OH MY GOD I licked that thing and felt lied!! I been eating fake milk ice cream my whole life! You could really taste the milk. It was just like eating milk with the perfect level of sweetness and it didn’t left you feeling thirsty. Jaw dropping realization.

Milk Craft Cream Cafe

Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 3 Chome−25−18 THE SHARE 1F

6. SHOPPING AT OMOTESANDO CAT STREET

Japan.Tokyo.Shibuya omotesando

Omotesando neighborhood often called Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées, is the one of the shopping district of Tokyo. It’s packed with flagships stores along a tree-lined avenue. But, the hidden gem in Omotesando is Cat Street. A street for Hip thrift shops, youth fashion, trendy cafes with a laid-back vibe, it’s a shopper’s haven.

7. STROLL AT YOYOGI PARK

Yoyogi park, Shibuya Tokyo

Exhausted from the city’s commotion I took a break at Yoyogi Park a beautiful park in the middle of such a busy city. It feels you are being transported to a forest but the funny thing is that the forest is literary just a train station away. Walking around I found myself in a Hokkaido Festival! I was so happy that I got to experience a festival in Tokyo.

Yoyogi Park

2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan

8. BAR HOPPING SHIBUYA ALLEYs (YOKOCHOs)

Meat Alley, Shibuya Tokyo

GET A BAR HOPPING NIGHT FOOD WALKING TOUR IN ADVANCE.

Shibuya has manny alleys with izakaya-style bars. Perfect for dinner with friends. So hungry again I went back to main area of Shibuya to the Shibuya Yokocho. There are restaurants crammed together selling different kinds of japanese foods. Try the Karage (fried chicken) it’s goes great with a beer.

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