101 things to do in Shibuya

The best places to eat, shop and play in Tokyo’s buzziest neighbourhood
Unmissable things to do in Shibuya: see the scramble crossing
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Shibuya: it's the 'hood with everything. Cutting-edge fashion boutiques, world-class nightclubs, unbeatable record shops, hip bars, dining options ranging from fancy washoku eateries to dirt-cheap diners – if you want it, you can probably find it here. But with so much to choose from, where on earth should you start? Read on for Time Out's 101 essential Shibuya tips: the best places to shop, eat, drink and party in Tokyo's most iconic neighbourhood. They're all taken from the latest edition of our 101 things to do in Shibuya, a pocket-sized guide that comes complete with a detailed map to help you find everything...

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Shibuya Crossing | Time Out Tokyo

Brave the scramble...

It ranks among the busiest pedestrian crossings on Earth – yet you may feel a strange sence of solitude descend as you make your way through the crowds. Scramble Crossing

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Restaurants

Accept the curry challenge...

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Aficionados of Japanese-style curry ‘n’ rice still flock to this Shibuya institution, which has been serving Everest-shaped portions of the stuff since 1951. Murugi

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エディ 代官山
Shopping

Shop for top-notch vintage...

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Originally started as a vintage-centric online shop, Hedy has now made its way to the high street in Daikanyama. Of course, its swanky location means that the offerings are of similar quality: think pre-loved Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and more designer goods, all in immaculate condition. Hedy Daikanyama

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Restaurants

Get your fromage fix...

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Housemade mozzarella and ricotta occupy pride of place at this cheesy eatery, which also does a nice line in sandwiches. Shibuya Cheese Stand

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Shopping

Step into a fairytale world...

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Antique dolls, chandeliers and ornaments make up the decor, setting the scene for Grimoire's girly vintage gothics and cutesy dresses. You can also find pieces such as decorative cabinets and lampshades. Grimoire

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Ishinohana
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Sip seasonal cocktails...

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Award-winning bartender Shinobu Ishigaki wields an array of fresh fruit and vegetables when creating his seasonal cocktails at Ishinohana, Shibuya’s answer to the high-end bars of Ginza. Ishinohana

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Shopping

Read up on fungi...

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A used bookstore also selling secondhand CDs and records. What sets it apart from the bookshop stack is its mushroom book collection – dedicated entirely to books about fungi in a variety of languages. Rhythm and Books

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ELLE café Aoyama
Restaurants, Cafés

Bite into a gluten-free cookie...

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Celiacs with a sweet tooth can rejoice at the gluten-free baked goodies available here. Split into a ground-floor bakery/deli and a full-scale second-floor restaurant, Elle Café Aoyama also does healthy(ish) lunches and dinners. Elle Café Aoyama

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そうめん そそそ
Restaurants

Expand your noodle horizons...

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Ramen, udon and soba noodle joints are legion in Tokyo, but this just might be the city's only eatery dedicated to somen, the thin flour noodles that are usually served cold. Flavours include pollock roe cream and shiso-pesto. Somen Sososo

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Shopping

Power up with a flower...

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Need a special bouquet for a special occasion? Find it at this pretty flower shop that also carries a wide range of potted plants and cactuses. Habana

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チーズテーブル 渋谷店
Restaurants

Unleash your inner fromage fiend...

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Cheese, cheese and more cheese is what's on the menu at this highly specialized restaurant, which offers gorgeous tenth-floor views and a mean cheese fondue at lunchtime. CheeseTable Shibuya

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森の図書室 | Time Out Tokyo
Restaurants, Cafés

Munch on Kiki's choco cake....

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The walls at this café-come-library are lined with books, while the menu features dishes and treats that have appeared in literature – including a chocolate cake from 1985 novel 'Kiki’s Delivery Service', later made world-famous by the Studio Ghibli movie. The table fee is ¥500, and you'll need to order at least one drink. Mori no Tosyo Shitsu

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Cinemas, Independent

Appreciate some eclectic film...

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Showing a fascinating mix of movies, particularly indie productions from both Japan and abroad with lots of experimental and short work thrown in as well, Uplink also holds events like talks and live performances. Uplink

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Restaurants, Turkish

Do Turkish for lunch...

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This venerable Turkish restaurant does good, filling lunch sets (including vegetarian options), while you can catch belly dance performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Ankara

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Art

See cutting-edge art...

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Spike Jonze, Chen Man and Rolland Berry have all had shows at Diesel's dedicated exhibition space, whose basement gallery hosts four exhibitions each year. Diesel Art Gallery

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ナディッフ アパート
Shopping

Dig for artsy tomes...

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Arguably the city’s best-stocked art bookshop, Nadiff A/p/a/r/t boasts shelves crammed with Japanese and foreign books, as well as a selection of prints and a plentiful variety of zines. Nadiff A/p/a/r/t

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Restaurants, Thai

Go for Thai with a view...

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Operating two locations in Australia, Longrain's food has earned a loyal following thanks to an authentic array of spicy, sweet, sour and salty flavours and bright-coloured, extra-large tableware. This Ebisu outpost has a rather nice view, too. Longrain

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Shopping, Music and entertainment

Expand your record collection...

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This atmospheric Shibuya record store focuses on genres such as house, disco and Balearic house at reasonable prices, with shipments of new stock every week. Lighthouse Records

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essence cafe
Shopping, Florists

Enjoy a blooming moment...

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Plentiful flowers are dotted around the light space of this café-meets-florist, where you can stop for a breather and some ‘Rose Water’, served with edible flowers suspended in ice. Essence Cafe

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Attractions

Wait longingly for someone...

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Faithful mutt Hachiko spent nine years waiting for his master outside Shibuya Station, and is commemorated in a memorial service every April 8 at this still-popular meeting spot. Hachiko Square

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Restaurants

Feel the ocean vibe...

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Owner-chef Teruyuki Tange combines his love of the ocean (that’s his surfboard on the wall) and cooking to offer an excellent seafood menu, plentiful sake and reasonable prices. Kaikaya

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sullen
Shopping, Vintage shops

Pillage for vintage...

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Go retro in this '90s vintage menswear store and dig for pieces ranging from casual street clothes to workwear. Sullen

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Restaurants, Cafés

Devour gourmet French toast...

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This is the Tokyo branch of Fukuoka's French toast specialist Ivorish. Famed for their excellent toast, created especially for the purpose, these fellows top all orders with ample fruit garnish or delicious meat and vegetables. Ivorish

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Art

Admire some contemporary art...

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Although contemporary art is its main focus, this Tomio Koyama-curated gallery also hosts exhibitions of modern, ancient and ceramic works. 8 / Art Gallery/ Tomio Koyama Gallery

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Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Drink the world on tap...

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Like a craft beer bar on steroids, the awkwardly named Goodbeer Faucets has over 40 microbrews on tap, served in a slick chrome-and-concrete setting. Goodbeer Faucets

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Shopping

Pick up knitting necessities...

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Its walls covered with countless varieties of colourful yarn, ribbons and beads stuffed into glass bottles, this Paris-born handicraft shop is where to stock up on both materials and inspiration. La Droguerie

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Malay Asian Cuisine
Restaurants, Malay

Tuck into some nasi ayam...

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Recommended by the former Malaysian PM, this Malaysian restaurant is bang on in the flavour department, with both firm favourites and lesser-known staples featured on the menu. Malay Asian Cuisine

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Bistro Rojiura
Restaurants, French

Eat a little piece of the French countryside...

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‘Bistro back alley’ is wonderfully casual – especially considering it's been listed in the Michelin Guide for five years straight – and stocks a noteworthy selection of natural wine. Bistro Rojiura

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Bars and pubs

Swig some sake...

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This narrow, standing-only bar hidden away on the second floor on a side street is a little gem for those looking to immerse themselves in the world of sake. Sakestand Shibuya Dogenzakaue

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Music

Catch a cinematic concert...

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The tiered floor is a dead giveaway: WWW was an arthouse cinema before it found its current vocation as a gig spot. Sister venue WWW X upstairs boasts an even more powerful sound system. WWW

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Appreciate drinks with a view...

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The menu features a frankly terrifying list of expensive tipples from all over the world, but the enormous glass windows, which offer views of the entire Shinjuku skyline, make the 40th-floor Bellovisto well worth checking out. Book ahead for the best seats. Bellovisto

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Land Seafood
Restaurants

Dream of the Mediterranean in Shibuya...

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This luxurious Mediterranean dining spot makes you feel like you've just landed in southern Europe. Go for their signature Land platter, full of fresh seafood, and don't miss their selection of vegan desserts either. Land Seafood

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lattest
Restaurants, Coffeeshops

Try the tastiest latte...

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Produced by Hiroshi Sawada from Sawada Coffee in Chicago, Lattest draws crowds with its eponymous drink, a single shot of espresso topped with a splash of ice cold milk. Lattest

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Disco
Shopping, Cosmetics

Turn your nails into a canvas...

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Most of what passes for nail art in Tokyo starts to seem very wan indeed after you’ve encountered the work of Nagisa Kaneko. The owner of Disco acts like a graffiti artist working in miniature. Reservations essential. Disco

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Restaurants, Cafés

Snack the French way...

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Peckish? Pick up homemade crepes and galettes at this relaxing café where the menu offers over 30 different types of toppings and even a dabble in French alcoholic apple cider. Au Temps Jadis Creperie

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Son of the Cheese
Shopping, Designer

Shop, chew, and sip...

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In addition to a shop, this quirky spot boasts a sandwich joint and a bar that stays open until 9pm, while also exhibiting and selling pieces by artists who’ve worked closely with the eponymous brand’s designers. Buy Me Stand (Son of the Cheese, Son of the Bar)

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Shopping

Dig for funky tunes...

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Technique is the purveyor of all strands of dance-music vinyl – from techno and house to nu-jazz. Several listening decks and knowledgeable staff make this the store of choice for many local DJs. Technique

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Shopping, Vintage shops

Go on a vintage hunt...

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It’s lucky the name is stencilled over the main entrance, otherwise you might mistake the unassuming exterior for a private apartment. Inside, however, is a treasure trove of Japanese vintage items. Boy

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Shopping, Bookshops

Read between the wines...

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Music, literature, art, philosophy and culture are among the many subjects covered at this book store. Flick through the archival design books while enjoying a glass of wine at its four-seat bar space. Flying Books

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CHRISTOPER NEMETH
Shopping, Fashion

Get to know Mr Nemeth...

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One of the most iconic stores in the Omotesando/Harajuku area, this highly conceptual space shows off pieces by the late fashion designer and artist Christopher Nemeth. Christopher Nemeth

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bubó BARCELONA
Shopping, Chocolate and sweets

Devour some world-beating chocolate cake...

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Bubó's pastry artisans peddle their usual lineup of sweets made with fresh ingredients sourced from Spain, plus chocolate crafted from French ingredients. Don't miss the show-stopping, 'world's best' Xabina chocolate cake. Bubó Barcelona

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Bars and pubs

Go (model) train spotting...

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Who needs a bar with a view when you’ve got a bar with a diorama? Here, you can sip cocktails while gazing at an N scale model train wending its way around a miniature Shibuya. Ginza Panorama Shibuya

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Attractions

Gaze at the stars...

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The high-tech digital projector isn’t the only modern convenience at this planetarium: some of the seats also rotate individually, allowing you to behold the cosmos at your own leisure. Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya

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FUGLEN TOKYO
Bars and pubs

Hang out, Oslo style...

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Bringing some Norwegian flair to a remote corner of Shibuya, this bar and café serves top-notch coffee by day and classy cocktails at night. Like the retro furniture? You can buy that, too. Fuglen Tokyo

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OUT
Restaurants, Italian

Have only the essentials...

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One dish (heavenly truffle pasta), one wine (red picked to pair optimally with the food), one artist (Led Zeppelin, played on vinyl only) – the concept at Out is singularly focused but supremely effective. Out

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Restaurants, Coffeeshops

Get your coffee bean fix...

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Koffee Mameya is the reincarnation of the beloved Omotesando Koffee. Set in the same building, the shop is primarily a bean specialist, and although there's no seating, espressos and regular coffees are sold at the counter. Koffee Mameya

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Restaurants, Cafés

Have a pancake Sunday...

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Once a pancake shop, now a reborn café and diner with a revamped dinner menu focusing on meaty Italian fare and wine. They still do pancakes on weekday afternoons and Sundays. Scotchbank

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ryuku chinese tama
Restaurants, Japanese

Spice up your late-night adventures...

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Ideal for finishing off a night on the town, Tama stays open until 3am and attracts tired drinkers with a wholesome menu of spicy Okinawan-Chinese delicacies. And yes, they serve booze too. Ryukyu Chinese Tama

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Shopping

Feed your mind with some arty reading...

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Once one of the city's best places for foreign books and magazines, Aoyama Book Center drastically scaled back its international section a few years ago, but it's still good for artistically minded tomes. Aoyama Book Center

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Clubs

Listen to the Liquid...

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The reincarnation of a legendary Shinjuku music venue, this is one of Tokyo’s top gig spots – and an occasional nightclub, to boot. Head upstairs to our very own Time Out Café & Diner, a dapper lounge with free Wi-Fi. Liquidroom

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Bars and pubs, Café bars

Sip rum, munch meze...

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The rum selection and Caribbean soundtrack would be reason enough to visit this bar, but it also offers good, vegetarian-friendly menus of African and Middle Eastern food. Los Barbados

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Clubs

Get down with the underground...

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With drinks for ¥500, an impressive sound system and a normal closing time of 8am on weekends, there are only two words to describe what you need to survive a night at Oath: club stamina. Oath

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Oriental Diner Igao
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Drink yourself better...

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Friendly and casual, this ‘oriental diner’ is ideal for starting your journey into the wild world of ‘medicinal’ herb liquor (yakushu). Fusion eats and exhibitions by local artists complete the package. Igao

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Attractions

Step into a VR world...

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This 'virtual reality experience' is located inside the Shibuya Adores arcade. With seven different VR games to play, from competitive baseball to the 'Ghost Attackers' shooter, there's enough to lose yourself in another world. VR Park Tokyo

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Shopping

Browse books until midnight...

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The staff at this ultra-hip bookshop are more interested in encouraging new discoveries than hawking the latest bestseller – and they stay open until midnight, too. Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers

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fabcafe
Restaurants, Cafés

Operate a laser cutter while drinking coffee...

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For an introduction to the fast-rising trend of digital fabrication, or 'fabbing', check out this comfy café in Shibuya to try your hand at laser cutting while sipping on a cute marshmallow latte. FabCafe

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Shopping

Scope out the latest styles...

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Boutiques don’t come much more bleeding-edge than this. Check the latest gobsmacking street fashion at the ground- and basement-floor Candy shop, then head upstairs for the girly (though no less edgy) Sister. Fake Tokyo

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ダイトカイ
Bars and pubs, Wineries

Discover the next big thing...

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Gallery, bar, publishing house – Daitokai plays many roles, but is all about providing a space for up-and-coming creatives to display their work. Catch an exhibition with a drink in hand or check out an artsy flea market. Daitokai

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Restaurants, Japanese

Devour some buri-daikon...

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Pretty much everything on the menu is worth sampling at this 50-year-old seafood restaurant, but the buri-daikon – yellowtail and daikon stewed in soy sauce – is an undisputed classic. Sangyodo

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Nata de Cristiano's
Shopping

Treat yourself to an egg tart...

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Once you’ve tried an authentic Portuguese pastel de nata, there’s no going back – and this shop run by Yoyogi restaurant Cristiano’s does them better than anywhere else in town. Nata de Cristiano’s

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Museums

Take a whirlwind tour of Japan...

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This novel museum in the towering Hikarie building is all about spreading the love: each exhibition is devoted to showcasing a particular design theme, as represented by all 47 of Japan’s prefectures. D47 Museum

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Hotels

Try out futuristic accommodation...

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Think of it as a 21st-century take on the capsule hotel: each guest stays in a tiny but comfy ‘smart pod’, complete with remotely adjustable lighting and recline, plus a projector for watching movies. The Millennials

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GOMAYA KUKI
Shopping, Chocolate and sweets

Discover the wonders of sesame ice cream...

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This sesame ice cream purveyor does some seriously smooth scoops. Besides the popular kuro (black) and shiro (white) sesame, they also offer flavours like goma-shio (sesame salt) and tsubutsubu zakkoku (chunky mixed sesame). Gomaya Kuki

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Attractions

Play ping-pong all night long...

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When you’ve missed the last train home and don’t fancy drinking, EST has the answer. Take your pick from billiards, bowling, karaoke and table tennis – all of them available until dawn. EST

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Things to do

Heat up a hookah...

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Operating 12 shisha cafés in Tokyo and Osaka, North Village is your go-to spot for blowing off some steam. The more than 100 flavours of perfumed tobacco include sakura and yuzu. North Village VIP Shibuya

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Sport and fitness, Climbing

Go bouldering with a view...

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This urban climbing gym overlooking Meiji-dori in Shibuya is spread over three floors with beginner-intermediate, advanced, and children's areas, making it the perfect place for family bouldering. Bouldering Studio Peki Peki

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Restaurants, French

Stuff yourself with a tomato lunch...

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Try the 'stuffed tomato' at this casual French eatery popular for its one-plate lunches – the dish is available to only 15 customers per day, so head over early! Concombre

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Attractions, Religious buildings and sites

Visit the site where Shibuya got its name...

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While it may not be much to look at now, Konno Hachimangu Shrine was once the site of the household that’s believed to give the area its name: the Shibuya family. Konno Hachimangu Shrine

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Lampharajuku
Shopping, Fashion

Fill your wardrobe with feminine pieces...

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Dealing mainly in domestic brands like Mina Perhonen and Sina Suien, this H.P. France-run boutique caters to 'girly but feminine' (read: not overtly kawaii) fashionistas and hosts regular exhibitions at the in-store gallery. Lamp Harajuku

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Cinemas

Catch an arthouse flick...

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Cutting-edge contemporary films, classics, avant-garde features and experimental work are all on the menu at this cozy arthouse theatre, found up on Miyamasuzaka in the direction of Aoyama. Theatre Image Forum

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Peko Cise
Restaurants, Steakhouse

Dig into a healthy steak...

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Looking to sample fine wagyu but don't care for all that fat? Try this steakhouse, which specialises in beef from the Tokachi agricultural region up in Hokkaido. Their lean Tokachi Ohira beef can also be savoured in cutlet and minced form. Peko Cise

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Beer Stand Hiranoya
Bars and pubs, Craft beer pubs

Pick your poison...

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In the booze business for over a century, Hiranoya turned into a beer stand in 2013 and now stocks up to 150 varieties. The owner’s mother lords over the kitchen, cooking up heartier fare to complement the suds poured by her son. Beer Stand Hiranoya

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東急ハンズ
Shopping

Peruse a few novelty knick-knacks...

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When people say that Tokyu Hands sells everything, they’re exaggerating – but only a little. The (frequently bizarre) novelty goods section is particularly worth a peek. Tokyu Hands

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Gong cha
Restaurants, Tea rooms

Personalise your pearl tea...

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This famed Taiwanese speciality tea store, which found its way to Tokyo a couple of years ago, lets you customise your choice of bubble or fruit tea for the ultimate on-the-go thirst quencher. Gong Cha

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Hoang Ngan
Restaurants, Vietnamese

Sample Vietnamese delicacies...

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Chefs flown in from Hanoi prepare a selection of Vietnamese meals that you’ll have a hard time finding elsewhere in Tokyo – don’t miss the chicken pho and the bánh xèo. Hoang Ngan Shibuya Bunkamura-dori

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Shopping, Fashion

Spice up your style...

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Toted as a purveyor for celebrities, it’s not hard to understand why Toga has been turning heads, with its sophisticated yet avant-garde garments and accessories for both men and women. Toga Harajuku

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Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Feast on beer and sausages...

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When nothing but the heartiest food and drink will do, this is the place to head. Tuck in to the housemade sausages and bacon, washed down with wine and Belgian beer. Hemel Miyamasu

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WALPA
Shopping

Shop for funky wallpaper...

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If you're looking for wallpaper, there's no better shop in Tokyo: this Ebisu import specialist stocks a wide range from all over the world. Buy some (from 1m) or attend one of their workshops for plastering help. Walpa Store Tokyo

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Clubs

Ogle at yourself while dancing...

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Trump Tokyo's entrance is rather inconspicuous, but enter and you'll find yourself in a kitschy-come-luxurious room filled with antique chandeliers and mirrors – presumably set up so that the crowds can admire themselves. Local star DJs often stop by for a spin. Trump Tokyo

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okamabu
Bars and pubs, Café bars

Give in to the beat...

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Owned by DJ Tomoaki Nakamura, Bar Music is the kind of place where you can listen to both new faves and golden oldies that both feel just as relevant, all while sipping one of Nakamura's superb Espresso Coolers. Bar Music

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Shopping

Find beauty in simplicity...

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Imagine a place where all is calm, beautifully designed with clean lines and a neutral palette. This is Muji. It stocks everything from home and office accessories to crafts; check out their in-store café too. Mujirushi Ryohin

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GYOZA BAR Comme a Paris
Restaurants, Fusion

Wash down dumplings with wine...

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Pan-fried, supremely juicy gyoza meet the flavours of French cooking and expertly curated wine at Comme a Paris, where culinary borders are blurred to delicious effect. Gyoza Bar Comme a Paris

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Restaurants, Vegetarian

Try macrobiotic fare...

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On offer at Hanada Rosso is ‘Hanada-style brown rice and vegetables’, meaning some very intense macrobiotic fare. Everything on the menu is handmade, and free of refined sugar and additives. Hanada Rosso

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Restaurants, Japanese

Try tantalising tofu...

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Tofu is the speciality at this hotel restaurant, which serves up a variety of rich soy offerings. The fish – selected daily from Tsukiji by the chef – is also sublime. Nigome

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Art

Stop and stare...

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Lost for decades in Mexico, Taro Okamoto's 30m-long, nuclear-themed mural was recovered and moved to a new home in 2008: the station concourse inside Shibuya Mark City. The Myth of Tomorrow

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Restaurants, Thai

Take a culinary trip to Bangkok...

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This aptly named Thai eatery does a good job at maintaining a proper Bangkok vibe. Besides staples like tom yum goong and green curry, they also offer many original dishes created by the Thai chef. Bangkok Night

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Attractions, Religious buildings and sites

Run with the wolves...

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While it’s busiest during its annual September festival, this neighbourhood shrine is worth visiting year-round to see its handsome wolf statues – a genuine rarity in Japan. Miyamasu Mitake Shrine

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Restaurants, Cafés

Sit down for an old-school cuppa...

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Take a break from Shibuya’s 21st-century bustle at this time-warp of a café just across the road from Hachiko. Top out-charms Starbucks with its old-school siphon coffee and retro food offerings like oysters on toast. Top

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変なカフェ
Restaurants

Get your latte made by a robot...

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The 'strange' openings in Tokyo keep on coming, with the latest Henn Na Hotel franchise outlet being a robot café. Choose from seven different options, including a standard drip coffee, café latte, hot chocolate or matcha latte, all made and served to you by the resident robots. Henn na Café

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Restaurants, Udon

Slurp some udon...

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Yamacho's udon noodles, available either 'thin' or 'fat' and good value at mostly under ¥1,000 a bowl, are cooked al dente and served with dashi stock courtesy of the restaurant's century-old namesake in Osaka. Ebisu Udon Yamacho

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Time is on
Shopping

Acquaint yourself with lesser-known brands...

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Specialising in menswear, Time is on does a great job of introducing minor foreign brands to a Japanese audience. Reflecting the latest trends without going overboard, their selection is a tasteful take on contemporary styles. Time is on

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レガシー
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Sip on a quirky cocktail...

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Bridging the gap between the Shibuya of old and the 'redeveloping' Shibuya of the pre-Olympic era is Legacy, a no-frills watering hole with a comfy atmosphere and individualist takes on many classic cocktails. Bar Legacy

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東京ロビン
Restaurants

Pair your beer with curry-omelette...

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This bar specialises in domestic craft beers and food that pairs well with said beverages. The most popular option is the 'omu-curry' (served from 3pm), a mashup of omurice and curry, served with as much roux as you can handle. For added entertainment, cat-shopkeeper Robin presides over the premises. Tokyo Robin

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Kuumba du Falafel
Restaurants, Middle Eastern

Feast on falafel...

icon-location-pin Shinsen

There’s no sign outside, but that hasn’t stopped word spreading about this minimalist counter shop: the home of some of Tokyo’s best falafel sandwiches. Kuumba du Falafel

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koe
Things to do

Catch up with the times...

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More than just a hotel – albeit a very good one at that – the centrally located Koé also houses a restaurant, lounge and artsy shop stocking the latest in Tokyo-born fashion and lifestyle essentials. Hotel Koé Tokyo

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