Finally I announce on this blog that I uploaded Shibuya Sightseeing Guide. You see what a big and busy district Shibuya is on that page. I wrote about as many interesting shopping centers as possible, but I missed some because the article would be too long.So this post is a list of 8 shopping centers that are not on the sightseeing guide.
|Loft Shibuya Entrance|
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00, 11:00 -23:00 (order by 22:00) for library cafe Shibuya City Lounge
Loft deals with stationery, greeting cards, makeups, furniture, seasonal goods, etc. The items are interesting, universal-designed, rare and/or fashionable. When you want something wonderful in these categories, Loft is definitely a right place.
Personally, party goods in the highest floor are also stunning. They are great for jokes.
2: Tokyu Hands
|Tokyu Hands Shibuya|
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:30
Tokyu Hands is similar to Loft, but different. They have materials of handicrafts, sewing, plastic models, paintings and home carpenter, so many art school students, artists and hobby-loving people come here.
They deals with outdoor and travel goods as well, so it’s a good place when you want something during your travel. The items are practical and cool.
3: Marui City Shibuya
|Shibuya MODI, a new shopping center|
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (B1 – 4F for Fashion & Lifestyle,) 11:00 – 23:00 (5F – 7F for Books and DVDs,) 11:00 – 6:00 (8F for Karaoke) and 11:00 – 23:30 (9F for Restaurants)
Marui City renewed and reopened as Shibuya Modi, a new shopping center, on 19 November, 2015. Developed from the old Marui, Modi focuses on fashionable culture and foods. There are also cool karaoke rooms in the 8th floor and a travel agency’s office for international travelers in B1 floor.
Just across from the street, there is still the old building of Marui, too.
|Marui that used to be and still be.|
4: Seibu Department Store
|Seibu Department Store Shibuya|
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 (- 20:00 on Sunday)
Seibu Department Store has its 2 buildings seen from Scramble Crossing in front of Shibuya Station. The Central Street (Center-gai) with Loft and Hands is between them.
|Seibu’s 2 Buildings & the Central Street between them|
The underground floors are packed with food and sweets shops – they are typical Depa-Chika in casual Japanese. Other 8 floors of each have clothing, bags, etc, for ladies and men, but not limited. They manage tax-free shopping for international customers.
5: Shibuya Hikarie
Opening Hours: 11:00 -20:00, -23:00 for 6F restaurant floor, – 23:30 for 7F restaurant floor, 10:00 -20:00 for ShinQs
Shibuya Hikarie opened in 2012 as renewed Tokyu Bunka Kaikan (translated into English, Tokyu group’s Culture Center.) Not only shops, this brand new silver building, which is connected to Shibuya Station directly, has conference halls, musical theaters and office floors.
Talking about shopping, many are shops of makeups and clothing for work so that workers can get trendy things on the way home.
6: Shibuya Mark City
|Shibuya Mark City|
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 for shops, 11:00 – 23:00 for restaurants
Brand new Shibuya Mark City is directly connected to Shibuya Station.
The biggest feature is that it has a hotel in this location that cannot be better. For international tourists, a tourist information center named Creation Square Shibuya newly opened.
5 floors are shopping and restaurant areas. You can choose restaurants from Japanese, Chinese, European, cafes and bars.
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I’d like to add 2 more places in Shibuya. They are not shopping centers like those above, but interesting ehough!
7: Don Quixote
|Don Quixote Shibuya|
Their catchphrase is, “palace of super discounts.” The shelves are full of things to the point that there are not enough spaces to walk. You find character goods, snacks, things for daily lives…so many things. They started to sell goods for seasonal events such as Halloween costumes. The vivid things attract people in the street. These days, it is popular among international tourists.
The shop is just across from Tokyu Department Store.
8: Spain Slope (Spain-zaka)
|Views of Spain Slope in Shibuya|
There is a narrow and cozy path from the central street with Loft, etc, to Shibuya Parco.
The restaurants are Spanish, Italian, French, Indian, Japanese, etc, and every one is fashionable. Shops sell from apparels and shoes to iPhone goods.
Shibuya is a super busy district, but the atmosphere is a bit different in Spain Slope. If you look for something different from massive silver shopping centers, I recommend cozy Spain Slope very much.
For Shibuya 109, Shibuya Parco, LABI Shibuya (Yamada Denki, an electrical equipment shop,) Kurosawa Music Store, Disney Store, Tokyu Department Store & Bunkamura museums and Apple Store, they are here.
Accommodation in Shibuya