Shibuya (渋谷) is a shopping and eating district popular with a lot of young Tokyoites.
With Yoyogi Park and the Meiji Jingu shrine, Shibuya encompasses two other prominent shopping districts – Omotesando and Harajuku.The nightlife district of Ebisu is in the south of Shibuya. Shibuya deserves a prize as the district with more two-story televisions than any other area in the world.Most of the action in Shibuya is in the hectic blocks to the northwest of the JR station.
The best place to get oriented is the Hachikō (ハチ公) exit, which opens onto the famous five-way “scramble crossing” under the giant video screen.From left to right at the edges of the square are…
Keio Inokashira line station
Dōgenzaka (道玄坂) slope
Bunkamura-dōri (文化村通り) street
Center-gai (センター街 Sentaa-gai) street
Q-FRONT building featuring a large Starbucks and the monstrous video screen
Kōen-dōri (公園通り) street
Inokashira-dōri (井の頭通り), branching to the left after the Seibu Department Store
JR line tracks to Harajuku.
A highway bounds the area to the south of the station, so there’s not much more than bus terminals (on both sides) and the Tōkyū Plaza department store.
The two major roads heading east from the station continue to Aoyama and Roppongi.