Tokyo - Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guidebook.

Shibuya is, above all, an entertainment district and it really comes alive at night. There are dance clubs, live-music venues, theatres and cinemas galore. It’s also worth spending some time in Shimo-Kitazawa, home to cafes and vintage shops, dive bars and underground live-music venues.

  • 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.
  • maps
  • eat, drink and shop your way down the Shibuya Center-gai’s always lively, neon-lit main drag.
  • transport
  • get lost in the tiny alleyways of well-loved, bohemian Shimo-Kitazawa, which offers a picture of how Tokyo might look if hippies – not bureaucrats – ran the city.
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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