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SHIBUYA
1. Hachiko Plaza
2. Shibuya Center-gai
3. Shibuya109
4. Bunkamura
5. NHK Studio Park
6. Yoyogi Park
1. Hachiko Plaza
Shibuya’s most famous meeting spot, the statue of Hachiko and the plaza in front, comes into sight as you step out of the Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station. As anyone who stands there can see, streets crammed with shops and thousands of people spread in all directions from this plaza.
2. Shibuya Center-gai
The Center Street (center-gai) is always crowded with fashionable young people mostly in their teens and a lot of them in their school uniforms (often with a little twist in school-uniform-fashion). The streets are filled with many unique shops selling clothing, accessories, shoes, bags and other fashion-related items of reasonable prices, as well as some game centers etc.
3. Shibuya109
If Shibuya is the mecca of Japanese youth fashion, Shibuya 109 is THE pinpoint mecca of girl’s teen fashion. From the basement to top floors, every space and corner is filled tightly with clothing and accessory shops geared towards teenage girls, and the hallways are jammed with jr. high – high school students keen on the latest fashion. The fashion trendsetter holds about 100 stores within, and also serves as the exporter of youth subculture.

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4. Bunkamura
Bunkamura (translates to “culture village”) is consisted of Orchard Hall which is famous for holding classic music concerts, operas, ballet and other stage performances of groups from all over from Japan and the world, Theater Cocoon, The Museum where diverse exhibitions are held periodically, and Le Cinema a movie theater that shows masterpiece works of foreign films.
5. NHK Studio Park
NHK is one of the major nationwide broadcasting networks and its headquarters are located here in Shibuya. As well as inviting visitors inside as audience to see live programs, the broadcasting station offers some hands-on learning features for children and chances to experience the process of producing TV shows. Visitors can explore the state-of-the-art broadcasting technology such as digital high vision and so on.
6. Yoyogi Park
One of the places that have the richest green in urban Tokyo, Yoyogi Park is also rich in culture and history. It was used as a training site for army soldiers in early – mid 20th century and turned into a dormitory for US soldiers post WWII, then served as the Olympic Village for Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, and now is a vast recreation and relaxation area for local residents. The park contains a large lawn open space, fountains, ponds, flower gardens, jogging course, cycling course (rent-a-cycle available) and is very closely located to the National Youth Olympic Center (now a youth hostel) and Meiji Shrine.
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