Source: Danny Choo
Shibuya is a popular place where the young and young at heart gathers. It is also considered as the center of youth oriented events and the birthplace of the latest fashion culture. With so many shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and stores to choose from, you’re bound to find clothes and accessories that will make you Look Good and Feel Good!
1. Takeshita Shopping Street
Takeshita shopping street is a popular street lined up with fashion stores, cafe’s, restaurants and other specialty shops. It gets very crowded during the weekends so if you’re planning to shop in this shopping street, it would be best to go there during the weekdays. If you love shopping for fashionable clothes, this is one of the best places to visit in Shibuya!
- Address: Jingumae 1 chome, 150-0001 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Access: a minute walk from JR Harajuku Station
- Website: www.takeshita-street.com
2. Shibuya 109
Shibuya 109 is one of the main landmarks of Shibuya. This 10-floor shopping mall houses many fashionable boutiques that sell trendy and brand new clothing. The most common customers in this shopping mall are teenage girls (and ladies in their early 20’s), who are always looking for something cute and stylish to wear.
- Address: 2-29-1 Dogenzaka, 150-0043 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Phone: +81 3-3477-5111
- Access: a few minutes walk from Shibuya Station
- Website: www.shibuya109.jp
3. Omotesando Hills
Omotesando Hills is a shopping complex that is geared for fashion conscious women. The building’s unique and stylish design was made by Ando Tadao. Over a hundred shops can be found within Omotesando and the most interesting part of the building are the apartment area. It is located on the floor above the stores of the shopping complex and this setup is quite unique even in Japan.
- Address: 4-12-10 Jingumae, 150-0001 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Phone: +81 3-3497-0310
- Access: 3-5 minute walk from Harajuku Station
- Website: www.omotesandohills.com
Laforet is considered as a fashion haven in the heart of Harajuku. Not only does this shopping mall sell and patronize fashionable clothes, it also houses the Laforet Museum. This Museum is known for holding various events and exhibits that caters to different genres that promote an ever-changing world of style and fashion.
- Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, 150-0001 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Phone: +81 334750411
- Access: a minute walk from Harajuku Station (Exit 5)
- Website: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/
5. Tokyu Plaza Omotesando
For most people, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando is an interesting place to shop for fashionable clothes. If you happen to visit this place for the first time, you’d probably think that the one who designed the entrance of this fashion theme park is either someone crazy or a genius. Glass mirrors placed on different angles showcase a myriad of reflections that makes you think of futuristic Sci-Fi shows on television.
- Address: 4-30-3 Jingu-mae, 150-0001 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Access: Access: 5 minute walk from JR Harajuku Station
- Website: omohara.tokyu-plaza.com
6. Shibuya PARCO
Shibuya PARCO is a place where you can shop specialty stores that sell premiere fashion brands. There are other stores that sell unique clothing like the ONE PIECE MUGIWARA Store (One Piece is an animated show in Japan). There are also many galleries and restaurants that you can browse if ever you want to take a break from your shopping spree.
- Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, 150-8377 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Phone: +81 3-3464-5111
- Website: http://shibuya.parco.jp/
7. Omotesando Shopping Street
Omotesando is one long shopping street that caters to everyone’s taste. Here you’ll find popular brands from Japan and abroad including clothes from Europe and America. While many associate this place as one stop shopping street, it also offers other stores, restaurants, and cafes that are perfect for window shopping and dining.
- Address: Jingumae, 150-0001 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Phone: +81 36433503
- Access: a few minutes walk from the Omotesando Station
- Website: www.gotokyo.org/en/tourists/areas/areamap/harajuku.html
8. Shibuya Center Gai
Shibuya Center Gai is a narrow shopping street in Shibuya. You can say that this is youth-oriented area where you’ll see various sub cultures in clothing and makeup. Teenage girls with the so-called “Gyaru” look and other interesting attires can be found loitering in this pedestrian street. Don’t be confused, even though this place is called Shibuya Center Gai it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the center of Shibuya.
- Address: Udagawacho, 150-0042 Shibuya , Tokyo
- Access: a few minutes walk from Shibuya Station (Hachiko Exit)
9. Cat Street
If you’re looking for cats…then you’re in the wrong place. Cat Street is half a mile long and a path that connects Shibuya and Harajuku. As you walk along Cat Street, you’ll find yourself browsing through many specialty shops and cafe’s that represent the uniqueness that is only found in this part of the city. Many teens that wear trendy and unique clothes is a common sight if you frequently visit this area.
- Address: Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo
- Access: Meiji-Jingumae Station via Chiyoda line (Exit 4).
10. Ura-Harajuku (Back Street Harajuku)
Ura-Harajuku literally translates to Back Street Harajuku. As you may already know, Harajuku is a place that splits to many streets and this is just one of them. What makes this street special from the rest is because of the many independent shops and cafes that are scattered in this area. While many consider this area small, the unusual and attractive shops that are located in Ura-Harajuku attracts people in varying age groups.
- Address: Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
- Access: 5 minute walk from Meiji-jingumae Station
Have a Good Trip and Travel!