Top 5 Must Do Things in Shibuya
If you’re someone who’s going to Japan I’m sure you’ve heard of Shibuya, more specifically Shibuya Scramble Crossing famous being one of the busiest crossings in the world. In this article we’re going to run through some MUST DO things in Shibuya to help you plan your trip!
1. Cross Shibuya Scramble Crossing
You can’t visit Shibuya without going to the famous crossing, so we had to include this as number one! The crossing is a great place for taking photos and getting that iconic instagram shot which just screams Japan! Although it’s just a crossing, you really will be moved by the bustling atmosphere, bright lights and various sounds of the city!
2. Visit the Statue of Hachiko
I’m sure you all know the story of Hachiko from the famous film made about him. But if not, Hachiko is a dog that would wait for his owner at Shibuya station every day after work. One day the owner sadly died of a heart attack, however Hachiko still waited for him at the station. This statue is a memorial of Hachiko and is located right outside Shibuya station.
3. Go Shopping in Shibuya109
Shibuya109 is one of the best and most famous fashion malls in Tokyo. The mall is full of diverse and unique shops to suit everybody’s tastes! The mall itself is also extremely cute with multiple instagram spots throughout it for you to take pictures at! I highly recommend everyone go here if you have a taste for Japanese fashion!
4. Go Souvenir Shopping in Magnet
Magnet is located near Shibuya crossing and is full of shops that are great for souvenirs. Inside there are shops such as Sanrio/ Hello Kitty store, multiple souvenir shops and also tons of anime shops including a newly built One Piece store!
5. Go to the Shibuya Crossing Viewing Tower
Located at the top of Magnet, This viewing tower offers amazing views of the Shibuya scramble crossing. It costs 300 yen for a ticket and 1000 yen if you want a professional photo taken with the crossing in shot.
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