Tokyo - Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa (PDF Chapter)
This is the Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guidebook.
Shibuya, the heart of Tokyo’s youth culture, impresses with its sheer presence: the continu-ous flow of people, the glowing video screens and the buzz. Shimo-Kitazawa offers an alterna-tive vision of Tokyo: what it might look like if hippies ran the city.
- lose yourself in the crowds at Shibuya Crossing – Japan’s busiest intersection – and get swept along in the beating heart of desire, aspiration and materialism that is Shibuya
- eat, drink and shop your way down Shibuya Center-gai, Shibuya’s always lively, neon-lit main drag
- bar-hop in bohemian Shimo-Kitazawa, beloved by generations of students, musicians and artists, starting at Mother
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.
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