It is a place that radiates an energy that is born from people with different personalities, interests, and culture. A colorful district that accommodates hundred of thousands of people every single day.
Here you’ll find several clubs, cafe’s, pubs, bars, electronic shops and department stores that make Shibuya appealing to the younger generation (teenagers and people in their early 20’s).
The Japanese love to shop, especially the ladies and they like to buy fashionable clothes, bags, cosmetics, and accessories. There are plenty of well-known department stores and shopping streets that are scattered within Shibuya and here are some of them!
1. Seibu Shibuya Department Store
Seibu is one of the landmarks of Shibuya and it is separated into two (Annex Buildings). Both buildings sell world famous brands from leading manufacturers abroad and specialty crafts from Japan. Annex A sells items that are exclusively for women, while Annex B are for the men.
Address: 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
2. Tokyu Department Store
Tokyu Department Store Shibuya Honten is another big department store in Shibuya. Tokyu Department Store sells designer fashion clothes for both men and women, accessories, cosmetics and various home appliances. There is the biggest bookstore in the Shibuya area on the 7th floor and they have plenty of English book collections as well.
Address: 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
3. Shibuya 109
Shibuya 109 is a department store that focuses on the latest Japanese fashion. If you take a time to browse the various shops within the mall, you’ll notice that most of the people here are teenagers or men and women in their early 20’s. This just shows that the young generation is very fashion conscious and would often buy anything that is “currently on trend”.
Address: 2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
4. Shibuya PARCO
Shibuya PARCO is one of the best places to go shopping in Shibuya because they sell original and exclusive items that are not available in other stores in the area. It reopened on November 2019, after approximately three-year construction. The shopping complex boasts with various styles of fashion, cosmetics, lifestyle items, and delicious food joints. What makes this place unique is that the mall has a play theater, a small movie theater, and a gallery. The 6th floor is dedicated to anime, manga, and videogame-related items, including JUMP SHOP, Pokemon Center, and Nintendo Store.
Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
5. Shibuya Hikarie
The Hikarie Building has a total of 34 floors and offers great views of the city. Aside from having a big department store it also has theater floors, event area, and office sections. The restaurant and various food stores in the area are almost always filled with people because it is near the station and is often used as a hangout place in Shibuya.
Address: 2 Chome-21-1 Shibuya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6. Shibuya MODI
If you happen to know the history of Shibuya, you’ll know that the place where Shibuya MODI stands today used to house Marui City. This new department store has 10 stories and just by checking the various stores within the mall, you can say that there has been a lot of improvement compared to the old building. There is also a multilingual touch screen panel that can help foreigners find their destination within the mall.
Address: 1-21-3 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
7. Shibuya Scramble Square
Shibuya Scramble Square has newly opened in November 2019 and still building other towers to add more and more attractions to the Shibuya area. Their concept is to offer shops and restaurants that attract a broad range of people, including youth and elderly, no matter where you are from. The number of shops and restaurants is over 200, which makes it hard to complete everything within a day. The types of stores range from luxury to casual. The B2F floor offers the trendiest desserts and delis in Tokyo. The view from the 5th floor SHIBUYA SKY is breathtaking, and you should definitely stop by.
Address: 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
8. Center Gai
Shibuya Center Gai is a narrow street where people tend to gather. There is a very “youthful atmosphere” on this street, and it also has many interesting stores that sell various items such as clothes, accessories, cosmetics and much more!
Address: 24-4 Udagawacho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
9. Meiji Dori
Meiji Dori can also be referred to as a central street that connects areas in Tokyo such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ebisu, Harajuku, Ikebukuro and other key locations in the city. For this very reason, it also became one of the famous shopping streets in the area. A place where different cultures mix together which creates a certain appeal for people of all ages.
10. Shibuya Jinnan Area
If you like to wander around Shibuya then it is possible to stumble upon the Shibuya Jinnan Area. Like the other streets in Shibuya, Jinnan area have many unique shops that cater to people of different tastes. There are countless boutiques, cafe, business studios and other similar places that cater to the young generation of Tokyo.
11. Aoyama Area
There are several high-end shopping boutiques, cafes, bookstores and craft stores that are only found in Aoyama. These cozy cafes are a perfect place to rest after you’re done with your shopping.
12. BIC Camera
BIC Camera is a well known Electronic store in Shibuya. It has 2 stores which include the main building and the annex building. The latest gadgets such as computers, mobile phones, camera’s, video equipment and much more can be found in this one stop electronic shop. There are also several restaurants and cafe’s within the mall for those who got hungry during their shopping spree.
Address: 1-24-12, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
13. LABI Shibuya
Before you exit the Electric town of Shibuya, you’ll bump into LABI Shibuya. This building is considered as one of the biggest store in Shibuya and houses a wide variety of shops. They also sell “Duty-Free Items” on their second floor which targets customers from overseas and they are exempted from tax. Aside from the latest gadgets, there are also stores that sell home appliances, souvenirs and Japanese snacks and sweets!
Address: 2-29-20 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.yamadalabi.com/shibuya/ (Japanese Only)
14. Tokyu Hands
Tokyu Hands is an interesting “one stop” department store that covers a wide variety of items. Daily necessities such as school supplies, toiletry, health and beauty items, home décor items, travel gears, wallets, mobile phones, accessories and much more can be found at this store. Though it is smaller compared to the other stores in the area, it still covers the basic necessities of the general public.
Address: 12-18 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Muji is a well-known retailer company that sells a wide variety of general goods for consumers. The unique thing about MUJI is that they have a no logo/ no brand policy on their items. The MUJI store that is found on Shibuya have 6 floors and it is divided into the LOFT Store, the food court (Cafe Meal and Muji), Women’s Wear, Men’s Wear, Children’s wear and Playroom for the kids.
Address: 21-1 Udagawacho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
LOFT is a well known Japanese store that sells almost everything. They have stores that focus on household items and daily necessities which include furniture, ornaments, cosmetics, fashionable clothes, bags, wallets, etc. For most people, they also consider LOFT as a souvenir store because they have exclusive items that are meant to be given as a souvenir.
Address: 12-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
17. VILLAGE VANGUARD
Village vanguard is one of those unique shops that sells the “unexpected”. At first glance, you think it’s just a bookstore, but here you’ll find a collection of random things such as strange toys, Japanese crafts, sweets, manga’s and even items used for cosplays!
Address: 23-3 Udagawacho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.village-v.co.jp/shop/detail/697 (Japanese Only)
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