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Yoyogi National Gymnasium - Notable building: Harajuku
Designed by architect Kenzo Tange, this elegant structure, with its dramatically sweeping profile, has become an iconic work of modern architecture. It was completed in 1964, built specifically for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Body and Soul - Jazz club: Shibuya
[Open 6:30-11pm daily.]
This intimate jazz club has been an important part of Tokyo's jazz scene since 1974, moving to Shibuya from their previous Omotesando location in October 2021. There's a full calendar of live music with shows every night - mostly local artists, but...
NHK Studio Park - Attraction: Shibuya
[Open 10am-6pm (enter by 5:30pm). Closed 3rd Monday.]
Looking like it was cobbled together by a government-run committee, this bland, sprawling "broadcasting theme park," which opened in October 2011, is probably not at the top of anyone's list of Tokyo's must-see attractions. The museum experience...
Tokyu Foodshow - Food market: Shibuya
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
Located in the basement of the Tokyu Department Store next to the east exit of Shibuya Station, this sprawling food hall is one of the biggest and most varied in town. They sell fresh fish, meat and produce and prepared foods of all kinds -...
Mocha - Cat cafe: Shibuya
[Open 10am-10pm daily.]
Occupying the top two floors of a modern nine-story building in the middle of Shibuya, Mocha is quite attractively decorated and comfortably furnished, and offers nice panoramic views of the surrounding area. All in all, it's probably the most...
Mandarake Shibuya - Retail: Shibuya
[Open noon-8pm daily.]
This conveniently located outlet of the comic-book specialty store carries action figures and toys, videos and music, and hundreds of thousands of comic books, both new and used.
Hands Shibuya - Retail: Shibuya
[Open 10am-8:30pm daily.]
(Formerly Tokyu Hands) Here in the well-stocked original branch of the popular craft and hobbyist store you'll find everything from science-lab equipment and art supplies to woodworking tools and lumber. There's a large stationery department, and...
Don Quijote - Retail: Shibuya
[Open 24 hours a day.]
Unlike the former branch across the street, this is a Mega-Donki, spread out over six floors, with spacious aisles, a multitude of cashiers and a much more comfortable shopping experience. And they're open 24 hours a day, handy for Shibuya...
Toguri Museum of Art - Art museum: Shibuya
[Open 9:30am-5:30pm (enter by 5pm). Closed Mondays.]
The museum's impressive 7000-piece collection focuses on ancient Chinese, Japanese and Korean ceramics, although it includes some modern works as well. They put on four thematic shows per year, but unfortunately with only three small exhibit rooms...
Gallery TOM - Art gallery: Shibuya
This three-story building houses a private residence on the ground floor and gallery spaces upstairs for a private art museum created to help blind and visually impaired people experience art. (In case you're wondering who Tom is, it's an acronym...
Shoto Museum of Art - Art museum: Shibuya
[Open 10am-6pm (entry until 5:30pm). Closed Mondays.]
Run by the Shibuya-ku government, this small local museum runs a very eclectic program of exhibitions. Past shows have been devoted to Lalique perfume bottles, antique lace and old India textiles, and there are frequent shows of artwork by local...
Clubasia - Club: Shibuya
[Open 5pm-5am daily.]
A spacious, long-running club with an incredible sound system. There are separate lounge areas upstairs and down.
Womb - Club: Shibuya
Popular international and local DJs and an excellent sound system.
Harlem - Club: Shibuya
A popular hip-hop and R&B club in the heart of Shibuya's club zone. Hours vary.


Fab Cafe - Cafe: Shibuya
[Open 10am-9pm. Closed holidays.]
Equipped with laser cutters, a 3D printer and similar machinery, Fab Cafe encourages its patrons to turn their stylish ideas into stylish physical objects. The bright and convivial space feels like a beehive of creative activity - lone patrons peck...
Pepper Parlor - Cafe: Shibuya
[Open 10am-8:30pm (LO) daily.]
If you can't get enough of Pepper, the odd-looking humanoid robot often found lurking in SoftBank shops, now you can visit a cafe staffed by an army of Peppers. There's a crew at the cafe's reception desk to greet you, and individual Peppers at...
Jazz Blues Soul Bar - Bar: Shibuya
[Open 2-11pm daily.]
The initials stand for Jazz Blues Soul, with an emphasis on jazz and coffee during the daytime. The huge, 11,000-disk vinyl collection here also includes an impressive selection of old-school hiphop from the seventies through the nineties. ...


Room, The - Club: Shibuya
A smallish dance floor with a decent sound system, and a separate bar area that's somewhat quieter. The music covers all genres.
JZ Brat - Jazz club: Shibuya
[Open 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.]
A popular venue for jazz and R&B acts from home and abroad.
Sakuragaoka Cafe - Animal cafe: Shibuya
[Open 8-11am, 11:30am-3, 5:30pm-4am (Sun -12) daily.]
A pair of rather cute goats, living in a pen in front of the shop, are one of the main draws at this lively neighborhood cafe. The interior is spacious, filled with mismatched, comfortable chairs and battered tables, and the soundtrack tends...
Aoyama Technical College - Notable building: Shibuya
Outside of theme parks, it's unusual to see a massive, multi-story building with a design that's clearly based on a children's transformer-robot toy - it represents a rare match-up between an adventurous client and an innovative architect. And...

East Side

EST Shibuya Bowling - Bowling alley: Shibuya
[Open 10am-4:30am (Fri, Sat -5:30am). Open every day.]
Late-night bowling in the heart of Shibuya. The 42 lanes here include 12 black-light lanes.
EST Shibuya Takkyu Club - Sports facility: Shibuya
[Open 10am-4:30am (Fri, Sat -5:30am). Open every day.]
Late-night ping pong, billiards and other social sports at this conveniently located facility close to Shibuya Station.
Diesel Art Gallery - Art gallery: Shibuya
[Open 11:30am-9pm daily.]
Located in the basement of the Diesel fashion brand's flagship store in Shibuya, this two-room gallery presents shows by well-known international artists, many with a strong anime or pop-culture sensibility. There are four shows per year, and...
Hikarie - Shopping complex: Shibuya
[Open 10am-11pm daily.]
Anchoring the east side of Shibuya station, this massive shopping, entertainment and office complex includes eight floors of shopping (including two floors of food halls); more than two dozen restaurants and cafes; a concert hall; Theatre Orb; a...
Bunkamura Gallery 8 - Art gallery: Shibuya
[Open 11am-8pm daily.]
This commercial gallery puts on short-term solo and group shows of contemporary Japanese art, from both established artists and newcomers. It moved to the Hikarie complex's Creative Space 8 in June 2023 from Bunkamura (the arts center run by Tokyu...
D47 Museum - Art gallery: Shibuya
[Open 11am-8pm daily.]
This ambitious design museum/gallery has the unusual mission of showcasing commercial, industrial and product design from all 47 Japanese prefectures. Products cover everything from pottery, lacquerware and kitchen utensils to stationery, fabrics,...
Good Design Store Tokyo - Retail: Shibuya
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
Visiting the Good Design Store is like a trip to a design museum, except everything here is for sale. This specialty design shop carries a diverse array of household goods, stationery supplies, toys and random products, all of them past winners of...
Shibuya Fureai Botanical Centre - Park/garden: Shibuya
[Open 1-6pm. Closed Mondays.]
A mini-botanical garden close to Shibuya Station, the compact greenhouse here is crowded with more than 200 kinds of tropical plants as well as a few tanks full of fish and bugs. The facility runs weekly gardening classes (in Japanese) and holds...