Center Gai is the name given to a narrow pedestrian street which represents Shibuya's atmosphere at its best. It starts on the 5 way crossing, to the left of the giant screen, and is lined up with clothing shops, arcade gaming centers, music stores, restaurants, bars and clubs. This lively street is specially crowded at nights, when countless youngsters head to the bars and nightclubs located in the area.
The Shibuya 109 is a department store located across the street from Shibuya Station, which opened in 1979 and has since become a landmark of Shibuya thanks to its tall and iconic cylindrical shaped building. The 109 features ten levels containing more than a hundred fashion shops mainly targeting young girls and carrying different brands, which are set in a circular way to move shoppers in a loop on each floor.
Love Hotels, known as Rubuho in Japanese, are a unique type of hotels specifically aimed to amorous encounters, which usually can be found in nightlife areas and offer rooms by the hour. The Lovel Hotell Hill is the common name given to a hilly area starting behind the Shibuya 109, officially known as Dogenzaka, which contains a particularly large concentration of Love Hotels as well as night clubs and concert venues.
JR Shibuya Station
Yamanote, Saikyo, Shonan Shinjuku Lines
Hanzomon, Ginza,Fukutoshin Lines
Shibuya is one of Tokyo's biggest stations and can be reached via several train and subway lines. The best way to start exploring Shibuya is from the Hachiko Exit on JR Shibuya Station, which is located right next to the famous Shibuya crossing.