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Shibuya Center-gai

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Address: Udagawacho, Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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Japanese Experience at its best, good food and lots to see.

Japanese Experience at its best, good food and lots to see. Many interesting stores, weird vending machines and people people galore.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Japanese Experience at its best, good food and lots to see. Many interesting stores, weird vending machines and people people galore.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

It is a busy place and designed for tourists with many small shops and some larger and restaurants of all types, some good and some not so good. Walk form the JR across the scramble and up the street and you will see it all and probably once is enough.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Shibuya Center-gai is a good street with lots of shops and restaurants. There are small streets connecting with those other main streets of Shibuya, so it's convenient to walk around the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is Tokyo at its most intense, the signs, lights, smell and of course people. We loved it here and would certainly recommend coming here at night. We also enjoyed walking in Shibuya 109 seeing the very fashionable Japanese teenagers strutting their stuff (as it is a girl's store - you may feel a little out of place without a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is crowded. Lots and lots of eateries and it took me 30 mins of walking up and down just to decide what to have for dinner. There are some really nice shops with good deals around for shopaholics.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I never ventured across the crossing but after reading about center gai I wanted to see. Age wise it is older than the Harajuku kids. Lots of shopping and eats in this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great shopping street. Full of people and all kinds of shops. Lots of restaurants as well. There are also some kiosks selling finger food. At the shibuya end, there were two street performers, one performing beatbox and the other on the drums. Both were great performers. Had a great time there. It was Friday night when we were there and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A high street in Shibuya area, with numerous local/international bars and caraoke places (attention! Japanese caraoke is quite different from what Westerners think of Karaoke Bar - Google "Japan karaoke box"). There are a few international boutiques like Zara, but it's better to go to Harajuku if shopping is your aim. This street is more for drinking and doing karaoke.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Everything from ramen, sushi to yakiniku. They have it. Plenty of choices. Many of the restaurants are open 24 hrs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

"Center gai" is the name of the street in the middle of shibuya. It's also called "basket street". Crowded almost 24/7 a fashion and cheap shopping area by daytime, drunk people's last falling point nighttime. Many foreigners and people under 25 populate this area.

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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