Travel Shibuya Tokyo

Babymoon in Japan
Sushi Breakfast at Tsukiji Fish Market
Ginza District Tokyo

This week I’m wrapping up our Tokyo Travel Guides with a roundup of my other favorite places to eat, shop and explore in Shibuya Tokyo.

Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip

Shop

Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip

Tsutaya Books is like a bookstore out of your dreams. It’s seemingly endless with three beautiful, separate buildings and specialist camera, bicycle, pet and toy shops on the Tsutaya campus/complex. In a world where e-books and digital music seem to be taking over, it’s incredible to see such a large bookstore with curated architecture, art, and fashion sections. At Tsutaya, not only do DVDs still exist but there’s an entire music and DVD section. You’ll also find a Starbucks, lounge and cocktail bar.

Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip

Peter and I literally lost each other in this shop and spent hours browsing.

Daikanyama Tsutaya Books
17-5 Sarugakucho
Opening hours: 1/F 7am-2am; 2/F 9am-2am

For my fellow sneaker fans (or if you’re Peter, sneaker addicts), the Nike shop in Harajuku is 3 stories and nearly 10,000 square feet of sneaker heaven.

Nike Harajuku
1 Chome−13−12

Explore

Harajuku – Crowded and a bit of a sensory overload but worth strolling through for some street food and to witness the unique, wild Harajuku street style (including the mysterious and honestly, unsettling, lolita style)

Shibuya Crossing – Outside the Shibuya station, Hachiko exit, is a famous busy intersection. All the lights at the junction turn red at the same time, cueing pedestrians from all sides to spill into the streets. It was a little anticlimactic for me coming from Hong Kong where every central intersection seems to be this crowded, but it’s a treat to see the organized chaos and it reminded me of the busy 5 point crossing in Hanoi that I love so much.

Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip

Yoyogi Park – Oh how I wish we had a park space this large, beautiful and vibrant in Hong Kong. There were hundreds of picnickers, frolickers, friends, pets and family enjoying spring in Tokyo–Not to mention a few lively park performers.

Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip

Eat

Murugi Curry
2 Chome−1-9-2

An old-school curry shop serving rich black curry with a mountain of rice. We loved the homemade pickled ginger and to top it off- they serve Blue Moon (Peter’s favorite!).

Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip


Croquant Chou ZakuZaku Harajuku
1-7-1 Jingumae
Cute Cube Harajuku 1/F

Not your typical choux pastry but all the buttery, creamy goodness you’d expect and love

Shibuya Tokyo - Travel guide on where to eat, shop, and explore in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan so you can plan your perfect trip