Located just north of Shibuya Station is the world famous scramble intersection of Shibuya. The area is full of students, businessmen and women, shoppers, and families. The lights turn green and all the pedestrians from every which side scramblee onto the streets. Surrounding the intersection are famous shops and buildings. A great place to take a picture, or just watch people pass by. If you`re lucky, it`s amazing to see the crossing from above just when it starts to rain!
How to Get There
1. From Tokyo Station, take the JR Yamanote Line (outer track) 10 stops to Shibuya station. 2. The scramble crossing is just north of the station.
About 22 minutes from Tokyo station to Shibuya station (apx. 200 yen)
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Things to do around the Scramble Crossing
What to do in Shibuya
Check out the Hachiko statue
What to see
Check out the statue of hachiko. A dog remembered for his loyalty to his owner. The dog is the symbol of loyalty and fidelity. Read about the true story of hachiko the dog here.
WHERE TO SHOP
The shops around shibuya station are so famous! Take a stroll through the streets and go shopping. Check out 109 for womens fashion. Check out Loft for stationary and everyday goods. Check out Tokyu Hands as well.
Have a coffee at Starbucks
WHAT TO DO
One of the busiest Starbucks in the world. It overlooks the scramble crossing. A great place to sit back, have a coffee, and take some pictures.
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)
THINGS TO SEE
A shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Located in a large forest area, it`s a great place to see a historical site in Japan.
WHERE TO RELAX
A great place to relax and get away from the streets of Shibuya.
Where to go
A great place for teenagers looking for new fashion! Although mainly youth oriented, there are also many lxurious brands and big chain stores.