As one of the most important transportation hubs for Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures, Shibuya Station is used by an average of 2.4 million people every weekday. Shibuya Station is the third busiest station in Tokyo after Shinjuku Station and Ikebukuro Station.
The station itself is home to numerous lines including the JR Yamanote Line, various Tokyo metro lines, and the Den-en-toshi Line, which runs to some of the capital's most popular suburbs.
Whether you can find your way around Shibuya depends on which station you use and whether it is above or below ground. Of course there are many signs showing the way, but it can still be a bit confusing. For better orientation there are also some information desks where you can ask questions in an emergency.
The Tokyu Food Show is a top-class international food marketplace located below Shibuya Station. The first basement of the Tokyu Toyoko Department Store is a huge underground complex with more than...
Located right next to Shinjuku Chuo Park, THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is a modern hotel with an exceptional design and easy access to the nearby Shinjuku train station and the Meiji Shrine. The 14-story hotel building was renovated and reopened in August 2018 as THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku . The western-style rooms offer a park view on the top floor as well as a newly opened terrace suite. The spacious atrium design offers a relaxed atmosphere and connects the restaurant, bar, lounge and lobby with one another. One of the highlights of THE KNOT is the delicious dishes. There are six areas in which food and drinks are offered. From the grill area to high-quality black tea and fresh bread, everything is on offer.
Just minutes from Shinagawa Station, the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa is surrounded by lush greenery in the Takanawa area, with rooms offering balcony views of the nearby gardens and the surrounding Tokyo cityscape. This urban resort features convention facilities like the Hiten banquet hall, the international Convention Center Pamir, as well as a wide variety of Japanese, Chinese and Western restaurants.
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort is part of the Hankyu-Hanshin luxury hotels group. Since 1938, this luxury hotel has been opening its doors to guests who seek a comfortable stay with convenient access to central Tokyo.
There is a restaurant right in front of the Meguro station where you can eat your own fish. All kinds of Japanese dishes and fresh seafood are also served. In some pools inside the restaurant you can catch your own fish with a fishing rod and net and then let the staff know which table it should be brought to. You can watch the fish being prepared in the kitchen and let you know in advance how the fish should be prepared: whether as sashimi, grilled, boiled, deep-fried (with tempura) or as sushi. If you don't manage to catch your own fish, then you can of course order a fish from the menu. However, the price is much lower if you want to have your own catch cooked .
In the Highball Bar Sunny Side 1923 in Gotanda Shinagawa, guests enjoy freshly tapped beers and, in addition to a dinner menu, of course, highballs are offered. These consist of a basic spirit and, for example, soda water or ginger ale. They can also contain other ingredients and are extremely popular in Japan. The menu is also available in English, so that even foreign-speaking visitors will have no problems enjoying a relaxing evening. The bar offers 26 seats and 30 standing places and children are also welcome. The bar also offers a very special bonus with its own room for small private groups. Users of Japanese mobile phone networks are given the opportunity to use high-speed WiFi from the providers Softbank, NTT Docomo or AU.
This ramen restaurant was founded in 1985 in Hakata, the birthplace of ramen. Its taste has won a following among foreigners and it has expanded abroad. Shiromaru Classic and Akamaru Modern have been popular since they were first launched in 1996;
Opened on November 1, 2019, Shibuya Scramble Square is a 230-meter-high skyscraper that forms part of the Shibuya skyline. There are numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options there. At 47 floors, Shibuya Scramble Square is the tallest building in the Shibuya area. It is a large complex with an observation deck, offices and numerous shops. It is considered a new landmark across from the world famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing. A highlight is the Shibuya Sky building, which offers a fabulous 360-degree view of Tokyo and interactive exhibitions where visitors can experience the pulse of the city with all five senses.
Shibuya Sky is an important part of the Tokyo skyline and, with its 229 meters, leaves an unforgettable impression on its visitors. It is the highest point in Shibuya District and is divided into 3 zones. From the 14th to the 45th floor is the so-called Sky Gate, which heralds the visit with digital art displays. Then follows the Sky Stage: this 360 ° viewing platform under the open sky offers a great view of Shibuya Scramble Square. In addition to the breathtaking views, there are hammocks on the roof and an observation compass that allows you to see major landmarks like Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Stadium, and even Mount Fuji (on a clear day). At night there is a light show called "" Crossing Light "" with 18 rays illuminating the city sky. Finally, on the 46th floor is the Sky Gallery, where you can relax and finish your visit in the bar and café.
The Shibuya Fukuras building, which opened in November 2019, is the latest in a series of skyscrapers that are part of the Shibuya skyline and define the central cityscape. The building, which is designed for both Japanese and international visitors, houses offices, retail stores (operated by Tokyu Plaza Shibuya), a bus station for local and airport buses, luggage storage rooms and tourism information facilities. It is located in the Dogenzaka area of Shibuya and will be even more accessible thanks to the planned deck that will connect the Shibuya Fukuras skyscraper directly to Shibuya station in the future. With 18 above-ground and four underground floors, there is a lot to discover here!