Shibuya

Shibuya is known for its busy shopping district and bustling nightlife.

Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing. An estimated 2,500 people cross each time the lights change.

Shibuya Station is one of Tōkyō’s busiest railway stations. In front of the station is Hachikō-mae Square which is named after Hachikō; a Japanese Akita dog remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, Hidesaburō Ueno, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following Ueno’s death. A memorial statue of Hachikō sits in the square and is used as a popular meeting place. Opposite the statue is a Tourist Information centre.

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Index

Hamamatsuchō

Happy Halloween

Harajuku

Inokashira Park

Kamakura

Kichijōji

Meiji Shrine

Mito

Mount Takao

Nezu Shrine

Nihonbashi

ODaiba

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

Ōtsuka

Shibuya

Shinjuku

Sugamo

Tennoji Daibutsu

Yamanote Line

Yanaka Ginza


Harajuku

Harajuku is popular mainly with thrifty fashion-conscious teenagers and young adults looking for a more upmarket shopping experience.

Harajuku Station was opened on 30th October 1906. The current station building was built in 1924 and is the oldest existing wooden station building in Tokyo. Due to current and predicted future congestion levels; East Japan Railway Company announced that they will be rebuilding the station in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The station has two main exits. The Takeshita Exit which leads to Takeshita Street and the Omotesandō Exit.

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Index

Hamamatsuchō

Happy Halloween

Harajuku

Inokashira Park

Kamakura

Kichijōji

Meiji Shrine

Mito

Mount Takao

Nezu Shrine

Nihonbashi

ODaiba

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

Ōtsuka

Shibuya

Shinjuku

Sugamo

Tennoji Daibutsu

Yamanote Line

Yanaka Ginza


Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine (aka Meiji Jingū) is located in Yoyogi, one stop from Shinjuku or Harajuku, on the Yamanote Line.

Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. 

 


Index

Hamamatsuchō

Happy Halloween

Harajuku

Inokashira Park

Kamakura

Kichijōji

Meiji Shrine

Mito

Mount Takao

Nezu Shrine

Nihonbashi

ODaiba

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

Ōtsuka

Shibuya

Shinjuku

Sugamo

Tennoji Daibutsu

Yamanote Line

Yanaka Ginza